PANNA: Resource Pointer #271
Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
*A Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand, 1998* Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham and Li Kheng Poh. Focuses on the rise of the Thai economy and factors that contributed to its crash in 1997. Provides a comprehensive overview of economic, social and environmental development in Thailand. Includes chapters on the erosion of agriculture, the Pak Mun Dam and rural deforestation. 267 pages. US$19.95. Contact Food First - Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.foodfirst.org.
*Toxic Trail, 2001* British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Follows the illegal trade of pesticides from chemical producers and distributors in Thailand to farmers in Cambodia. Highlights the toxic effects of pesticides on Cambodian farmers and describes successful safety and integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Details the chain of pesticide use and production using interviews with farmers and a telephone interview with a pesticide company. Available as a documentary (two 30-minute programs on VHS tapes) or a workbook that includes the film on CD-ROM plus info sheets on IPM in Cambodia, farmers associations and the pesticide industry. UK£30 or US $44.00. Contact Television Trust for the Environment (TVE), Prince Albert Road, London NW1 4RZ, United Kingdom; phone (44-20) 7586-5526; fax (44-20) 7586-4866; email TVE-dist@TVE.org.UK or email@example.com; Web site http://www.toxictrail.org.
*The Silent Killers: Sustainable Chemicals Management* Gesellschaft fur technische Zusamenarbeit (GTZ). Examines pesticide use in Argentina and in Thailand, documenting the role of German development aid in these areas. Calls for increasing international coordination and cooperation for safe chemical management . Concentrates on chemicals such as dioxin and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Available in English, German and Spanish. Free. Contact Pilot Project Chemicals Safety, Pilotvorhaben Chemikaliensicherheit, Tulpenfeld 2, 53 113 Bonn, Germany; phone (49-228) 9857-00; fax (49-228) 9857-018; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.gtz.de/chs.