PANNA: Resource Pointer #213


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #213

July 7, 1999

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

*Organic: Growing into the 21st Century* August 1-3 (Sunday-Tuesday), 1999, Oakland, CA. Conference sponsored by the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Sessions cover sources of capital; organic production and social performance; global organic trade vs. "buy local" objective; industry roundtables on regulatory developments; proposed organic rule; biotechnology; organic labeling. US$110 for Sunday only, US$160 Monday or Tuesday, US$290 two days, US$365 full conference. Contact Organic Farming Research Foundation, P.O. Box 440, Santa Cruz, CA 95061, phone 831-426-6606, fax 831-426-6670, email research@ofrf.org

*Social, Gender and Environmental Assessments of the WTO Negotiations, 1999* Frederik Onsér and Line Sandzelius, eds. Report on February conference sponsored by International Coalition for Development Action and others. Objective of conference was to coordinate NGO activities in preparation for World Trade Organization High-Level Symposia on Trade and Environment and Trade and Development. Includes material on environmental impact assessments, analysis of gender impacts, Biosafety Protocol and special workshops on agriculture and textiles. 29 pp. For price and ordering information contact International Coalition for Development Action (ICDA), Rue Stévin 115, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium, phone (32) 2-230-0430, fax (32) 2-230-5237, email icda@skynet.be, website http://www.icda.be

*ICDA Update on Trade Related Issues, August-December 1998* Periodic review emphasizing impacts of trade on developing countries. This issue covers Transatlantic Environmental Dialogue and Transatlantic Economic Partnership Action Plan; 1999 Review of GATT Agreement on Agriculture; implications of Caribbean Single Market; effects of Asian crisis on women; and more. 58 pp. Belgium$250. Contact International Coalition for Development Action (ICDA), Rue Stévin 115, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium, phone (32) 2-230-0430, fax (32) 2-230-5237, email icda@skynet.be, website http://www.icda.be

*Cross Border Links Fair Trade and Sustainable Development Directory, 1998* Rachel Hays, ed. Cross Border Links Directories provide summary information on groups committed to cross border collaboration. Previous directories in Cross Border Links series cover organizations focused on labor and environment. 1998 directory covers groups opposing corporate-driven economic integration. Includes each organization's address, agenda, principal activities, publications and affiliations with other groups. 129 pp. US$10.95. Electronic versions of all directories also available on website. Contact Interhemispheric Resource Center, Foreign Policy Communications/Publication Ordering, Box 4506, Albuquerque, NM 87196, phone 505-842-8288, fax 505-246-1601, email resourcectr@igc.apc.org, website http://www.americaspolicy.org/body_publications.html

*Harmonization Alert* New monthly publication from Public Citizen Foundation. Focuses on recent trade agreements requiring governments to harmonize environmental, labor and safety standards. Provides detailed updates to aid individuals and groups commenting regularly on notices in U.S. Federal Register. Free. Associated website provides information on how to receive urgent notice of meetings, comment periods and other time sensitive activities. Contact Mary Bottari, Director, Harmonization Project, Global Trade Watch, Public Citizen, 215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003; phone 202-454-5108; fax 202-547-7392, email mbottari@citizen.org, dcasey@citizen.org, website http://www.harmonizationalert.org

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