PANNA: Resource Pointer #240


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Resource Pointer #240
August 24, 2000

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

*Genetic Engineering and the Future of Food: A Day of Education and Action in San Francisco* August 26, 2000, San Francisco, CA. Event to educate public about hazards of genetic engineering. Features panel of experts, video presentations, action strategy workshops, entertainment and refreshments. Speakers include Ignacio Chapela, Claire Cummings, Sally Fox, Jason McKenney and Anuradha Mittal. Sponsored by Bay Area Organic Consumers Association, Pesticide Action Network, Greenpeace, Food First, Global Exchange, Center for Food Safety, Ecology Center, Food and Farming Forum and others. US$10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Contact Genetic Engineering and the Future of Food; phone (415) 436-0220; email

*International Forum on Globalization Teach-In on Globalization and the Role of the United Nations: Can the United Nations Be Salvaged?* September 5, 2000, New York, NY. Explores full range of perspectives on the United Nations (UN) and launches new set of ideas for alternative economic models and institutions giving primacy to values favoring human welfare and the natural world over global corporate interests. Includes panel discussions of World Trade Organization (WTO) protest in Seattle, distinctions between role of UN and World Bank, WTO and International Monetary Fund, collaborations between the UN and global corporations, growing domination of the UN by corporations and industrial countries and UN reforms. Speakers include Vandana Shiva, Harry Belafonte and Lori Wallach. US$20 general admission, US$10 IFG members and students, scholarships and groups rates available. Contact International Forum on Globalization, 1062 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965; phone (415) 229-9350 or (888) 629-9269; fax (415) 229-9340; email; Web site

*Eighteenth International Neurotoxicology Conference: Children’s Heath and the Environment 2000* September 23-26, 2000, Colorado Springs, CO. Conference highlights include tutorials, workshops, debates and panel discussions. Discussions will include pesticides, endocrine disruptors, PCBs and lead. Topics include exposure, synergism, clinical evaluation, epidemiological studies, delayed effects and policy and prevention. US$595 (academia/government/NPO’s US$325, one-day registration US175, student US$95). Contact Joan Cranmer, Department Chair, Department of Pediatrics/University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1120 Marshall, Room 304, Little Rock, AR 72202; phone (501) 320-2986; fax (501) 320-4978; email; Web site

*Eleventh Annual Bioneers Conference: Visionary and Practical Solutions for Restoring the Earth* October 20-22, 2000, San Rafael, CA. Features over 75 workshops and presentations on topics including alternative media, reforming Bay Area transport, training activists for direct action with Julia Butterfly Hill, permaculture, biodynamics and restorative agriculture, and more. Equips participants with models, resources, tools and networks. Speakers include Alice Walker, William McDonough, Paul Stamets and Wes Jackson. Also features discussion on action strategies on genetic engineering, building an organic seed industry, preventing cancer, indigenous agro-ecology and more. US$48-115 per day (activist rate to on-site regular admission). Contact the Bioneers; phone (877) 246-6337; email; Web site

*Healthy Farms–Healthy Communities: Ingredients for Success, Sixteenth Annual California Farm Conference* November 17-19, 2000, Santa Rosa, CA. Includes over 40 seminars, workshops, short courses and tours. Topics include specialty crops and products, crop and livestock production, sustainable farming practices, farmers markets, farm and food policy, and education about family farms and food systems. Features tours focusing on permaculture, short courses on sustainable grape production, speakers from throughout the Bay Area and California and more. Sponsors include Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, UC Small Farm Center, UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Rosa Junior College, Golden Gate Marketing Association, USDA Farm Services Agency and Southland Farmers Market Association. US$90 (US$25 for half day short course). Contact California Farm Conference; phone (530) 888-9206; email; Web site

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