PANNA: Resource Pointer #205


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #205

April 21, 1999

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

*The Paradox of Plenty, 1999* Douglas H. Boucher (ed.) Examines new paradigms of food security, shifting focus from ability to produce enough food to issues of access to resources, equity and consumption. Looks at impact of global economy on global food systems. Examines cases from developing countries and examples of alternative food systems. 342 pp. US$18.95. Contact The Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email foodfirst@igc.org; website www.foodfirst.org

*Beyond Intellectual Property: Toward Traditional Resource Rights for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, 1996* Darrell A. Posey and Graham Dutfield. Offers ideas on how indigenous peoples and local communities worldwide can approach and deal with the issues surrounding intellectual property and traditional resource rights. Examines legally binding international agreements; soft law and non-binding international agreements; and community- based intellectual property rights and which are most effective in protecting indigenous people. Discusses topics such as plant germplasm and patenting of life. 303 pp. Canada $30. Contact Renouf Publishing Co. Ltd., 5369 Canotek Rd., Unit 1, Ottawa, Ontario K1J9J3 Canada.

*Corporate Predators: The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy, 1999* Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman. Collection of articles critiquing corporate power. Includes sections on corporate crime and violence, corporate attack on democracy, the search for "mega-profits," mergers, commercialism, sweatshops, union-busting. 192 pp. US$12.95. Contact Common Courage Press, 1 Red Barn Road, Monroe, ME 14951; phone (207) 525-0900; fax (207) 525-3068; email info@commoncouragepress.com; website www.commoncouragepress.com

*Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction From the Bottom Up, Second Edition, 1998* Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello. A basic introduction to the "globalization" of the economy. Looks at the "global race to the bottom" in which workers, communities and whole countries are forced to compete by lowering wages, working conditions, environmental protection standards and social spending. Highlights mounting worldwide resistance. US$16. Contact South End Press, 7 Brookline St. #1, Cambridge, MA 02139-4146; email southend@igc.org; website www.lbbs.org/sep/sep.htm

*Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty, Second Edition, 1999* Walden Bello. Looks at impacts of the North's strategy to dominate the international economy and reassert corporate control. Discusses consequences of removal of barriers to foreign investments, privatization of state-owned activities, reduction in social welfare spending, wage cuts and devaluation in local currencies. 162 pp. US$14.95. Contact The Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email foodfirst@igc.org; website www.foodfirst.org

We encourage those interested in having resources listed in the PANUPS Resourse Pointer to send review copies of publications, videos or other resources to our office.

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