PANNA: Resource Pointer #193


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #193

January 28, 1999

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

*The Agribusiness Examiner* Weekly email newsletter that monitors corporate agribusiness from a public perspective. January 20 issue examines the possible U.S./European trade war over banana exports. Also reports on Chiquita’s past and present business practices. Free; however, donations are encouraged. To subscribe, send your name and email address to The Agribusiness Examiner, A.V. Krebs, P.O. Box 2201, Everett, Washington 98203-0201; email

*Food Bytes* Email newsletter that provides news and analysis on genetic engineering, factory farming and organics. January 25 issue focuses on the debate about U.S. organic standards. Looks at the influence of powerful agribusiness trade associations as in the case of the EPA’s brochure on food safety and pesticides. To subscribe, send an email to with the message: subscribe pure-food-action. For further information, contact Campaign for Food Safety/Organic Consumers Association, 860 Hwy 61, Little Marais, MN 55614; phone (218) 226-4164; fax (218) 226-4157; email; web site

*The Networker, The Newsletter of the Science and Environmental Health Network* January issue provides an overview of the precautionary principle and it’s role in public health. Articles include analyses of the precautionary principle as it applies to genetically modified organisms as well as PVC toys and medical devices. Additional articles examine EPA’s Science Advisory Board and cancer risk assessment; criteria for a National Institute of the Environment; and scientists and public interest research. To subscribe, send email to with the message: subscribe sehn (your name).

*Labels: Linking Consumers and Producers, January 11, 1999* Vol. 3, Number 1. Provides worldwide updates on labels for genetically modified organisms plus a list of resources and events. Includes articles on labeling for countries of origin; revisions planned for the European Union Eco-Label program; Farm Bureau development of a family farm label; the strengthening of the Japanese organic label and a chlorine free product logo launch. To subscribe, contact Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 2105 First Avenue South,Minneapolis, MN 55404. Phone; 612-870-0453,fax; 612-870-4846, email

*Children’s Health Environmental Coalition Network, Civil Action Campaign Web Site* Provides firsthand accounts from parents whose children have been affected by exposure to toxic chemicals. Offers tools for locating toxic sites in your community such as the Environmental Defense Fund Score Card and the EPA’s Zip Code Search. Also provides resources for assessing health effects of specific chemicals found at any given site including the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry fact sheets on toxic chemicals.



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