PANNA: Resource Pointer #232


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Resource Pointer #232
March 13, 2000

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

*Biodevastation 2000--Fourth International Grassroots Gathering on Genetic Engineering: Resistance and Solutions to the Corporate Monopoly on Power, Food and Life* March 24-26, 2000, Boston, MA. Conference sponsored by Clean Water Action, the Council for Responsible Genetics, Boston Global Action Network, Greenpeace USA, Native Forest Network, Pesticide Action Network North America, and others. Features workshops, speakers and participants from around the world exploring impacts of genetic engineering on human health, the environment, food, farms and communities. Also includes discussion of community organizing tactics and direct action strategies. Conference coincides with Biotechnology Industry Organization convention. US$10-$100 (sliding scale). Contact Northeast Resistance Against Genetic Engineering (NERAGE)--Institute for Social Ecology, 1118 Maple Hill Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667; phone (802) 454-9957; email nerage@sover.net; Web site http://www.biodev.org.

*Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature--What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Our Planet, 1999* Martin Teitel and Kimberly A. Wilson. Comprehensive examination of genetic engineering explains basics as well as social, ethical, human health, economic and environmental implications. Includes strategies to preserve safety of our food supply and lists additional resources. 75 pp. US$12.95. Contact Park Street Press, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767; phone (802) 767-3174; fax (802) 767-3726; email info@gotoit.com; Web site http://www.InnerTraditions.com.

*Genetic Engineering and You, 1999* Moyra Bremner. Covers key issues regarding genetic engineering. Features discussion of associated risks, labeling, consumer choice, impacts on farmers, recombinant bovine growth hormone (rGBH), Terminator technology, patents, animal cloning and more. Includes suggestions for action and further reading. 437 pp. UK£6.99. Contact Harper Collins Publishers, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8JB, UK; phone (011-44) 0-181-741; fax (011-44) 0-181-307-4440; Web site http://www.fireandwater.com.

*Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, 2000* Vandana Shiva. Details impact of corporate agriculture and international trade agreements on small farmers, environment and food quality worldwide. Includes chapters on genetically engineered seeds, patents on life, beef industry and debate on shrimp farming. 140 pp. US$14. Contact South End Press, 7 Brookline St., #1, Cambridge, MA 02139-4146; phone (617) 547-4002; fax (617) 547-1333; email southend@igc.org; Web site http://www.lbbs.org/sep/sep.htm.

*Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods: The Public Right to Know, 2000* Office of California Senator Tom Hayden, Marc Lappe. Background paper discusses agricultural biotechnology and labeling issues, focusing on consumer concerns with genetically engineered foods and labeling practices. Includes list of food manufacturers and producers banning genetically modified ingredients in their foods as well as news articles and legislation. 32 pp. US$3.23 (includes shipping and CA sales tax; make check or money order payable to Senate Rules Committee). Contact Senate Publications, 1020 N St., Room B-53, Sacramento, CA 95814; phone (916) 327-2155; fax (916) 327-8753.

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