PANNA: Resource Pointer #187


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #187

November 18, 1998

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

*Virtual Grantmaking Day, November, 19 1998* Web site. International Donors' Dialogue (IDD). On Virtual Grantmaking Day, IDD invites donors to support one or more international grassroots projects posted on its Web site. Posted projects range widely from extending credit to rural women in Africa, to preserving traditional textiles in the Andes, to promoting AIDS awareness in Asia. Offers a list of international projects that need urgent, immediate action; a selection of worthwhile projects in need of funding arranged by region, organization, or issue; a calendar of conferences, films, workshops, and site visits; helpful answers to frequently asked questions about international philanthropy; and more. Web site: www.internationaldonors.org.

*Toxic-Free Future: WWF's Global Toxic Chemicals Initiative* Web site. Focuses on three areas of World Wildlife Fund's Toxic Chemicals Initiative: endocrine disruptors, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and agricultural pesticides. Includes information on history and development of toxic chemical science, an overview of WWF's work in the field, a recommended reading list, recommendations for minimizing exposure to such chemicals and alternatives to the use of toxic chemicals. Web site: www.worldwildlife.org/toxics.

*Reducing Pesticides in Schools: How two elementary schools control common pests using integrated pest management strategies, 1998* Community Environmental Council. Examines arguments for IPM and identifies key factors of successful implementation. Provides two examples of Santa Barbara schools with IPM programs in place. Offers recommendations for countywide implementation as well as suggestions for starting school IPM programs in other areas. Includes IPM resources and lesson plans to educate children about IPM within their school. 80 pp. US$15 including shipping and handling. Contact: Community Environmental Council, 930 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1384; phone (805) 963-0583; fax (805) 962-9080.

*Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables, 1998.* University Science Books. Provides step-by-step instructions for the analysis of organochlorine pesticide residues in produce using the method developed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Presents an overview of pesticide regulations and tolerances, the basics of risk assessment, and impacts of organochlorine pesticides on human health. Written as an introductory college-level laboratory text, the book includes technical sections on the chemical principles behind methods used to measure pesticide residues and data interpretation. Instructor's manual with additional laboratory set-up information also available on-line. Web site: www.dnai.com/~skegley/Echem/Pesticides/TitlePage.html. Contact: University Science Books, 55D Gate Five Road, Sausalito, CA 94965; phone (415) 383-1387; email univscibks@igc.org; Web site: www.uscibooks.com.

*Community Food Security News.* Quarterly newsletter. Promotes comprehensive systems-oriented solutions to nation's food and farming problems. The Fall issue focuses on schools and food and includes articles on nutritious school meal plans, fast foods in school cafeterias and the USDA farm-to-school initiative. Provides school food program-related resources. Subscription: US$25 individuals, US$1-25 low income individuals, US$35 small organizations, US$75 large organizations. Contact: Community Food Security Coalition, P.O. Box 209, Venice, CA 90294; phone (310) 822-5410; fax (310) 822-1440; email asfisher@aol.com.

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