PANNA: Resource Pointer #220


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Resource Pointer #220

September 17, 1999

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

*Edmonds Institute Website* http://www.edmonds-institute.org Provides information on Edmonds Institute's activities plus science and policy papers on biotechnology. Covers Edmonds Institute's challenge to bioprospecting in Yellowstone; science of Terminator technology; history of U.S. biotechnology policy debates; and downloadable versions of Edmonds Institute's Manual for Assessing Ecological and Human Health Effects of Genetically Engineered Organisms. Contact The Edmonds Institute, 20319 92nd Ave. W., Edmonds, Washington 98020; phone (425) 775-5383; fax (425) 670-8410; email beb@igc.org

*Mothers for Natural Law Website* http://www.safe-food.org Provides information on Mothers for Natural Law campaign for labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Includes list of GE crops currently approved for sale; database of sources for non-GE food ingredients; and information on testing and certification of non-GE foods. Also provides guidelines for shoppers on avoiding GE products; information on GE enzymes; resources for gardeners; and more. Includes link to petition on labeling plus information on how to become involved in GE campaigns. Contact Mothers for Natural Law, P.O. Box 1177, Fairfield, IA 52556; phone (515) 472-2809

*OECD Environmental Health and Safety Website* http://www.oecd.org/ehs/ Covers Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) activities related to chemical accidents, pesticides, biotechnology and more. Includes "biotrack online," covering international harmonization of regulatory oversight in biotechnology. Provides links to text of consensus documents on regulatory assessment of biotechnology products; database of field trials of genetically engineered crops; proceedings of task force on safety of novel foods; and more. Contact OECD, 2, rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16; phone (33-1) 45248200; fax (33-1) 45241675

*Monsanto: Food, Health, Hope, 1999* A.V. Krebs. Food First Backgrounder, Summer 1999. Reviews and critiques Monsanto policies and products and describes global opposition efforts. Discusses rejection of Terminator technology by Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR); suicides among Indian farmers due to failure of Monsanto cotton crops; suppression of investigative journalism on recombinant bovine growth hormone (r-BGH); and more. Criticizes Monsanto's adoption of trademark phrase "Food-Health-Hope." 8 pp. US$0.50. Contact Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th St., Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; email foodfirst@foodfirst.org; website http://www.foodfirst.org

*The Monsanto Files: Can We Survive Genetic Engineering? Spanish translation, 1999* Spanish translation of May 1999 issue of The Ecologist . English version was initially shredded by printer due to fears of legal action by Monsanto. Discusses Monsanto products including Agent Orange, Roundup, recombinant bovine growth hormone (r-BGH) and Terminator technology. Covers "revolving door" between Monsanto and government agencies; Monsanto's public relations campaigns; and company's lack of transparency. 66 pp. US$4.95. Contact Ecologistas en Acción, Marqués de Leganés, 12 - 28004 Madrid, Spain; phone (91) 5312739; fax (91) 5312611; email ecologistas@nodo50.org; website http://www.nodo50.org/ecologistas/

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