PANNA: Resource Pointer #212


Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)

Resource Pointer #212

June 30, 1999

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

*Greenpeace International’s Genetic Engineering Campaign Website* Provides information on genetically engineered food, artificial organisms, patents on life, and biosafety protocol. Includes press releases and updates on recent events with links to official documents and other related texts.

*Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food, 1999* Video. Britt Bailey and Marc Lappé. Introduces scientific, political, and economic concerns about genetic engineering of crops. Discusses corporate control of genetic resources, implications for food security, popular resistance to genetic engineering of crops and more. Includes three page summary of 160 pp. book by the same name. 13 minutes. Individuals/nonprofits US$29.95, schools/libraries/corporations US$59.95. Contact The Video Project, 200 Estates Dr., Ben Lomond, CA 95005, phone (800) 4planet, fax (831) 336-2168, email, website

*Food for Thought, 1999* Video. Ed Schehl and Katherine Knight. Explores ethical problems, consumer choice and labeling issues, patenting and ownership and other concerns related to genetic engineering of crops. Features interviews with PANNA’s Monica Moore, organic farmers and others. 30 minutes. Individuals/nonprofits US$29.95, schools/libraries/corporations US$69.95. Contact The Video Project, 200 Estates Dr., Ben Lomond, CA 95005, phone 800-4planet, fax 831-336-2168, email, website

*Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology, 1999* Brewster Keen. Critiques philosophy underlying genetic engineering in agriculture. Chapters cover individual crops, milk production, regulatory policy in Canada, popular resistance to genetic engineering and more. Includes appendix explaining basic science of genetic engineering. 240 pp. US$16.95, Can$19.95. Contact New Society Publishers, P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC VOR 1XO, Canada, website

*Say No to Genetically Engineered Food, 1998* Provides detailed information on ecological, health, ethical, and socioeconomic concerns associated with genetically engineered foods. Discusses worldwide nutrition needs, impacts on women, intellectual property rights, and more. Covers opposition to genetic engineering in Asia, Europe, and US. Available as part of Safe Food Campaign Kit including two fact sheets, bibliography, and poster. US$15. 110 pp. Contact Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia, phone (604) 657-271 or 656-0381, fax (604) 657-7445, email, website

We encourage those interested in having resources listed in the PANUPS Resource Pointer to send review copies of publications, videos or other resources to our office.



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