PANNA: Resource Pointer #248


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Resource Pointer #248
January 10, 2001

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

*Corporate Agribusiness Research Project (CARP) Web site* Streamlined search engine allows viewers to perform keyword searches and access issues of the Agribusiness Examiner, the Agbiz Tiller and Between the Furrows. Provides information about corporate agribusiness, how to perform corporate research, and links to public interest, government and corporate Web sites. Focuses on monitoring corporate agribusiness activities from public interest perspective and promoting increased public understanding of corporate agribusiness as well as building alternative, democratically-controlled food systems. Contact CARP, P.O. Box 2201, Everett, WA 98203-0201; phone (425) 258-5345; email [email protected]; Web site

*World Organic Trade Fair–BIO FACH 2001* February 15-18, 2001, Nuremberg, Germany. Organic trade exhibition features more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world. Products include organic food, wine, clothing, cosmetics, paper, farm and garden supplies and more. Also features workshops, presentations and tasting booths. US$45 (day passes available). Contact NürnbergMesse GmbH, Messezentrum, D-90471 Nürnberg, Germany; phone (49-9) 118-6060; fax (49-9) 118-6062-28; email [email protected]; Web site

*Globalization (Teach-In): The Technological Dimension–Do We Know Where We’re Heading?* February 24-25, 2001, Hunter College, New York, NY. Explores interfaces between technology, global corporations and economic globalization. Workshops and speakers will address global impacts of biotechnology, telecommunications technologies, the internet, e-commerce, military, space and surveillance technologies, impacts of global financial transactions and roles of science and global trade. Presented by the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), the New York Open Center, the International Center for Technology Assessment, Lapis Magazine and the Nation Institute. US$50 (day rates, student and senior discounts available). Contact New York Open Center, 83 Spring St., New York, NY 10012; phone (212) 219-2527, ext. 110; fax (212) 226-4056; email [email protected]; Web site

*Sixth International HCH and Pesticides Forum* March 20-22, 2001, Poznan, Poland. Organized by Plant Protection Institute Poznan and International HCH and Pesticides Association. Discusses obsolete pesticide stockpiles, toxicology, risk assessment and soil and water pollution. Features wide array of international speakers from regulatory agencies, non-governmental organizations and industry–including United Nations Environment Programme-Chemicals, Pesticide Action Network-United Kingdom and World Health Organization, among others. US$200-US$250. Contact Stanislaw Stobieki, Plant Protection Institute, Sosnicowice Branch, Gliwicka St. 29, 44-153 Sosnicowice, Poland; phone (48-32) 238-7584; fax (48-32) 238-7503; email [email protected]; Web site

*Science for the Public Good: Association for Science in the Public Interest’s (ASIPI) 2001 General Meeting* May 31-June 2, 2001, Richmond, VA. Fosters scientists’ participation in public processes, community research and promotion of scientific work supporting the public good. Seminar and workshop topics include reward systems for public interest research, conflict of interest, peer review, the precautionary principle and more. Cost information not yet available. Contact Dr. Peter deFur, Virginia Commonwealth University–Center for Environmental Studies, P.O. Box 843050, Richmond, VA 23284-3050: phone (804) 828-1760; fax (804) 225-3559; email [email protected]; Web site

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