Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
*Empty Promises, Empty Stomachs: Impact of the Agreement on Agriculture and Trade Liberalisation on Food Security, 2002* K. Pabhakar Nair. Argues that globalization has jeopardized the food security of poor farming communities in developing countries. Documents how developed countries sidestep free trade agreements and maintain unfair competition by retaining high tariffs and agricultural subsidies, meanwhile flooding developing country markets with cheap food. Includes case studies from Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea and India. 257 pages. US$20.00, including shipping. Contact Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk/panap/.
*Pesticides, Poverty and Food Security: Key Findings from Case Studies of Pesticide Dependence among African Smallholders, 2002* Pesticide Action Network UK. Prepared for the NGO/CSO Forum for Food Sovereignty. Explores issues of pesticide use by smallholder farmers in the context of liberalization and restructuring of state sector agricultural services. Reports that pesticide use is increasing, agricultural intensification strategies promote pesticide reliance, pesticide promotion deepens inequality, and black markets for pesticides increase with trade liberalization. 8 pages. Download free at http://www.pan-uk.org. Contact Pesticide Action Network UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44 020) 7274 8895; fax (44 020) 7274 9084; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org.
*A Better Agriculture Is Possible: Local Food, Global Solution. A Report for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) World Food Summit, Rome, Italy, 2002* Vandana Shiva and Colin Hines. Presents alternatives to the current model of development proposed by the UN FAO to alleviate poverty and hunger. Recommends that FAO place priority on local production and local trade, install protective measures needed for them to flourish, and move away from market reliance and industrial agriculture. Uses Europe and India as case studies of the current agricultural models, and the impact of globalization on those regions. Offers alternative articles to WTO, GATT and EU agreements on trade and agriculture. 26 pages. Contact: International Forum on Globalization (IFG); 1009 General Kennedy #2, San Francisco, CA 94129; phone (415) 561-7650; fax (415) 561-7651; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.ifg.org.
*Food Security Thai Position Paper: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Thailand, 2002* Alternative Agriculture Network (AAN) and NGO Coordinating Committee on Development (NGO-COD). Outlines situation for small farmers in Thailand in relation to global trade policies and organizations such as the WTO and the World Bank. Argues that the free trade agenda of the Thai government has negatively impacted small-scale farmers while benefiting multi-national corporations and export-led industries. Explains how to strengthen food security by promoting sustainable agriculture and a people-first principle, along with a decentralization of resource management. 11 pages. Contact Rural Reconstruction Alumni and Friends Association (RRAFA), 86 Soi Ladprao 110 (Sonthiwadhana 2), Ladprao Road., Wangthonglang sub-district, Wangthonglang District, Bangkok 10310, Thailand; phone (66 2) 9352 9812; fax (66 2) 935-2980; email email@example.com.
*Unequal Harvest: Farmers' Voices on International Trade and the Right to Food, 2001* Lauren Posner. Publication focuses attention on day-to-day experiences of farmers across the world. Contains a series of quotations from interviews about the impacts of liberalized trade on food security in developing countries. In English and French. 26 pages. Available at http://serveur.ichrdd.ca/english/commdoc/publications/globalization/unequalHarvest.html. Contact Rights and Democracy, International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, 1001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East, Suite 1100, Montreal, Quebec H2L 4P9, Canada; phone (514) 283-6073; fax (514) 283-3792; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.ichrdd.ca.
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*State of the Evidence: What is the Connection between Chemicals and Breast Cancer? 2002* Nancy Evans, ed. Presents body burden studies and laboratory and ecological research on the link between breast cancer and chemical exposure. Examines household products, pesticides, plastic, fuel and cigarette additives. Suggests further research in workplace exposure and breast milk contamination. 32 pages. Contact either The Breast Cancer Fund, 2107 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94115; (866) 760-8223; fax (415) 346-2975; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.breastcancerfund.org/ or Breast Cancer Action, 55 New Montgomery St., Suite 323, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone (877) 278-6722; fax (415) 243-3996; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.bcaction.org/.