PANNA: Resource Pointer #225


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Resource Pointer #225
November 8, 1999

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

*Ecological Policy and Politics in Developing Countries: Economic Growth, Democracy, and Environment, 1998* Uday Desai, ed. Provides analysis of ecological problems, policies and politics in ten countries. Focuses on international context of domestic environmental policies and explores institutional forces shaping each country’s environmental policies. Chapters cover Czech Republic, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Taiwan, Thailand, Slovakia and Venezuela. 327 pp. US$27.95. Contact CUP Services, 750 Cascadilla Street, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851; phone (607) 277-2211; fax (607) 277-6292

*Uprooting Injustice/Desarraigar a la Injusticia, 1999* Sandy Smith-Nonini. Reports on working conditions for North Carolina farmworkers. Describes substandard housing conditions, lack of sanitary facilities and workers’ exposure to pesticides. Provides overview of Mt. Olive Pickle Company production process and describes boycott organized by Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC). English and Spanish. 32 pp. US$6. Contact Institute for Southern Studies, P.O. Box 531, Durham, NC 27702; phone (919) 419-8311; fax (919) 419-8315; email

*Plaguicidas en México 1991&endash;1998: Carpeta de Prensa, 1999* Patricia Díaz Romo et al. Collection of articles on pesticides published 1991&endash;1998 in newspapers throughout Mexico. Includes special sections on pesticide use and problems in Sinaloa state; exposure of Huichol indigenous population; ANAVERSA disaster; and use of herbicides to combat water lilies in Chapala lake. 346 pp. US$10. Contact Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Oficina de Extensión Universitaria, Periférico Sur 8585, C.P. 45090, Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico; phone (01-3) 6693485; email

*Usos y Alternativas al Bromuro de Metilo en México, 1999* Fernando Bejarano González. Provides overview of Montreal Protocol, international efforts to eliminate methyl bromide, and use of methyl bromide in Mexico. Describes methyl bromide distribution systems in Mexico, role of transnational suppliers and alternatives to methyl bromide. Includes tables showing national consumption of methyl bromide, 1992-98; hectares treated with fumigants; alternative means of controlling soil pathogens; and more. Spanish. 20 pp. US$10. Contact Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM), Amado Nervo 22, Colonia San Juanito, Texcoco, Estado de México, C.P. 56121, Mexico; phone/fax (595) 47744; email

*Compendium of Strawberry Diseases, Second Edition, 1998* 98 pp. US$37. Provides comprehensive information for plant pathologists and others in diagnosis of strawberry diseases. Chapters cover noninfectious disorders caused by genetic and environmental factors; infectious diseases; and arthropod and mollusk pests. Contact APS Press, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121-2097; phone (800) 328-7560 or (651) 454-7250; email; website

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