PANNA: Resource Pointer #254


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Resource Pointer #254
April 5, 2001

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

*Control Freaks--The GMO Exporters, 2000* Greg Muttitt. Report examines role of exporting companies in the biotech "revolution." Discusses agricultural distribution system and how supply of non-genetically engineered crops falls short of demand for them. Documents responses of Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and other exporters to the growing demand for non-GE food in North America, Europe and East Asia. Includes supplements "Cargill--Arrogance, Incorporated," and "ADM--Supermarkup to the World." 61 pp. Available at http://www.gm-info.org.uk. US$4 (hard copy). Contact Corporate Watch, 16b Cherwell St., Oxford OX4 1BG, U.K.; phone +44 (0) 1865-791391; fax +44 (0) 1865-791391; email mail@corporatewatch.org; Web site http://www.corporatewatch.org.uk.

*Transgenic Crops: An Environmental Assessment, 2001* David Ervin, Sandra Batie, Rick Welsh, Chantal Carpentier, Jaqueline Fern, Nessa Richman and Mary Schulz. Examines environmental effects of transgenic crops, biosafety regulation, biotechnology business, and the need for more public research and stronger regulation. Discusses role of public policy, intellectual property rights, and the current lack of knowledge about environmental effects of genetically-modified crops. 81 pp. Available at http://www.winrock.org/transgenic.pdf. Contact Wallace Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy--Winrock International, 38 Winrock Drive, Morrilton, AK 72110; phone (501) 727-5435; email communications@winrock.org; Web site http://www.winrock.org.

*Ag Bio Tech InfoNet Web site* http://www.biotech-info.net. Presents information on application of biotechnology and genetic engineering in agricultural production, food processing and marketing. Focuses on scientific reports and technical analysis. Topics include insect resistance, herbicide tolerance, industry mergers and integration, environmental impacts and more. Provides access to original documents and detailed information from a variety of sources. Contact Karen Lutz Benbrook, EcoLogic, Inc., 5085 Upper Pack River Rd., Sandpoint, ID 83864; phone (208) 263-5236; fax (208) 263-7342; email karen@hillnet.com; Web site http://www.biotech-info.net.

*Groundup Web site* http://www.groundup.org. Activist site provides downloadable anti-genetic-engineering (GE) materials and information, including corporate profiles, cartoons and a directory of GE resistance. Also features extensive links to other groups, information services and company headquarters. Contact ASEED Europe genetic engineering campaign, P.O. Box 92066, 1090 AB Amsterdam, the Netherlands; phone +31 (20) 668-2236; fax +31 (20) 468-2275; email groundup@aseed.antenna.nl; Web site http://www.groundup.org.

*Biotechnology and Sustainable Development: Voices of the South and the North, October 15-17, 2001* Alexandria, Egypt. Sponsored by the Government of Egypt, Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), World Bank and others. Addresses scientific, ethical, safety, regulatory, intellectual property rights, trade and economic issues surrounding biotechnology debate. Includes strong representation from developing countries, including scientists, government, media, farmer groups, non-governmental organizations, philanthropic organizations, academics and members of the private sector and civil society. Posters may be submitted for viewing during the conference. US$200-300. Contact Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Program Committee Chair, c/o ICARDA Cairo office, P.O. Box 2416, Cairo, Egypt; phone (20-2) 572-4358, (20-2) 572-5785, (20-2) 573-5829; fax (20-2) 572-8099; email icarda-cairo@cgiar.org; Web site http://www.egyptbiotech2001.com.

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