PANNA: Resource Pointer #183


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #183

October 16, 1998

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*The Relationship Between International Trade Rules, National Policy and Natural Resource Use in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Ghana and Kenya, 1998.* Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development. Looks at interaction between international trade rules and sustainable management of resources focusing specifically on provisions of Agriculture Agreement of GATT. Case studies examine relationship between national policies on agricultural trade and management of soil, water and forests. 47 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, King's College London, Manresa Road, London SW3 6LX, UK; phone (44 71) 352-8123; fax (44 71) 351-6435.

*Unreasonable Risk: The Politics of Pesticides, 1998.* The Center for Public Integrity. Examines the ways in which U.S. policy and discourse are skewed in favor of the pesticide industry. Focuses on diazinon, 2,4-D and other lawn chemicals; chlorpyrifos; and methyl bromide. Includes listings of pesticide industry donations to political campaigns. 74 pp. Available on-line. For cost and ordering information, contact the Center for Public Integrity, 1634 I St., NW, Suite 902, Washington DC 20006; phone (202) 783- 3900; fax (202) 783-3906; email contact@publicintegrity.org; website http://www.publicintegrity.org.

*Biased Spending, Blighted Sector: Philippines Agriculture and the National Budget, 1997* Maria Mendoza. Explores the processes, issues and problems of the General Appropriations Act and its allocation of funds to the agricultural and rural sectors of the Philippines. Includes recommendations for budget reform. 27 pp. For cost and ordering information, contact the Philippine Peasant Institute, Rm. 319, PSSC Bldg. Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines; phone (63-2) 922-9621 loc. 314/339; fax (63-2) 924-3767; email ppi@qinet.net; website http://www.ppi.org.ph/index.htm.

*Earth First! Environmental Apocalypse, 1995* Martha F. Lee. Looks at the Earth First movement's fundamental beliefs of biocentrism (emphasizing the protection of all species) and biocentric equality (the belief that all species are equal) as well as the formation of the group and its history of civil disobedience. Explores internal conflicts within the group and its eventual split into two schools of thought: one which focuses on strict biocentrism and the other which incorporates environmental and social justice issues. 208 pp. US$17.95. To order, contact Syracuse University Press, 1600 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-5160.

*50 Years Is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, 1994.* Kevin Danaher (ed.). Examines the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in a global and historical context, using examples from 13 countries to show how their institutional policies are not working for the vast majority. Examines weak policy areas such as women, the environment and tribal peoples. Provides alternative development strategies in response to World Bank and IMF policies. 210 pp. US$15. To order, contact South End Press, 116 Saint Botolph St., Boston, MA 02115; phone (617) 547-1333; email southend@igc.org.

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