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Resource Pointer #233
March 30, 2000
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada: Pesticide Reduction is Possible Web site* http://www.wwf.ca (Follow the link "Take action on pesticides.") Provides information regarding WWF's pesticide reduction campaign, focusing on amendments to outdated Pest Control Products Act (PCPA). Features opportunity to directly email federal Minister of Health Allan Rock and send sample letter to local Members of Parliament to urge them to introduce new PCPA. Includes contact list for Canadian pesticide reform groups, pesticide factsheets, resource lists and recent press releases regarding pesticides. Contact World Wildlife Fund Canada, 245 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 3J1; phone (800) 26-PANDA or (416) 489-8800; fax (416) 489-3611; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.wwf.ca.
*Protecting Groundwater from Pesticides: A Clean Water Action Guide, 2000* Velma M. Smith, Friends of the Earth. Covers pesticide basics, fundamentals of groundwater, health effects, pesticides and groundwater, government response and how to ensure that your area's protection plan is effective. Includes list of state and federal regulators in the U.S. responsible for developing pesticide management plans. 67pp. US$10. Also available at http://www.foe.org/safefood/groundwater or contact Friends of the Earth, 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005-6303; phone (202) 783-7400; fax (202) 783-0444; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.foe.org.
*Clean Water Action Plan: Restoring and Protecting America's Waters, 1998* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Presents cooperative approach to watershed protection, actions to strengthen core clean water programs and suggestions for watershed restoration and protection. Includes discussion of agricultural runoff reduction and endocrine disruptors. 89 pp. Free. Available at Web sites http://www.epa.gov/Arkansas/6wq/at/kysec3.pdf or http://www.nhq.nrcs.usda.gov/cleanwater/ or contact Environmental Protection Agency Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, OH 45242; phone (800) 490-9198;fax (513) 489-8695.
*Food Safety Issues Associated with Products from Aquaculture, 1999* World Health Organization. Joint UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific and World Health Organization Study Group report provides assessment of potential risks to human health from consumption of farmed fish and shellfish. Covers potential biological and chemical hazards, including evaluations of several agrochemicals. 55 pp. US$12.60. Contact World Health Organization Publications Center USA, 49 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210; phone (518) 436-9686; fax (518) 436-7433; email Qcorp@compuserve.com.
*Edaphos: Dynamics of a Natural Soil System, Second Edition, 1999* Paul D. Sachs. Explains detailed relationships between soil and the environment. Examines soil systems and their interaction with climate, plants, air, microbes, minerals, animals and water. Features chapters on soil evolution, water, pests, composting and more. 201 pp. US$14.95. Contact the Edaphic Press, P.O. Box 107, Newbury, VT 05051; phone (802) 222-4277; fax (802) 222-9661; email email@example.com.
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