Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
*The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop* 1999. Gregory Dicum and Nina Luttinger. Recounts the impact of coffee on several centuries of civilization and its present importance to world trade. Details the route of coffee production from cultivation and processing to grading, roasting and decaffeination. Explores socio-economical aspects of coffee trade and gives a breakdown of production cost/cup. Examines physical and social effects of caffeine and modern marketing practices of the drug. Promotes critical consumerism and options for fair-trade buys. 196 pages. US$14.95. Contact The New Press, 450 West 41st Street, 6th Floor New York, N.Y. 10036; phone (800) 233-4830; fax (212) 629-8617; Web site http://www.thenewpress.com/.
*This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader* 2001. Joan Dye Gussow. Describes importance of organic home gardens in a personal and inviting tone. Highlights environmental, health, economic and moral links between food production and consumption. Includes recipes highlighting organic home-grown ingredients. 273 pages. US$22.95. Contact Chelsea Green Publishing Company, PO Box 428 White River Junction, VT 05001; phone (800) 639-4099; fax (802) 295-6444; Web site http://www.chelseagreen.com/.
*The Organic Guide to San Francisco: Your Organic Adventure Guide and Empowerment Manual* 2001. Community Action Publications. Lists health food stores, grocery stores, restaurants with strong organic commitments, specialty stores (organic clothes, herbs, meats and more), nurseries, community gardens and less-toxic "wet" cleaners. Lists local products and offers tips on how to buy organic directly from local farms. Also offers information on organics, pesticides, local actions to reduce pesticide use, area groups and more. 104 pages. US$11.25 ($12 for California residents). Contact Community Action Publications, 108 Petaluma Avenue, Suite 111-M, Sebastopol, CA 95472; phone (707) 829-2999; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.healthyworld.org/.
*The Organic Guide to Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties* 2001. Community Action Publications. Includes information about the true cost of pesticides, the true value of organics, what foods are in season when, local school and community gardens and more. Lists farms, farmer's markets, restaurants, wineries, nurseries, retreats, educational opportunities and more. Provides location contact information, hours, transit routes and directions. 116 pages. US$11.25 ($12 for California residents). Contact Community Action Publications, 108 Petaluma Avenue, Suite 111-M, Sebastopol, CA 95472; phone (707) 829-2999; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.healthyworld.org/.