PANNA: Resource Pointer #251


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Resource Pointer #251
February 22, 2001

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

*Gardening For The Future of The Earth: The masters of organic gardening show you how to create natural bounty in your own backyard and help save the planet one seed at a time, 2000* Howard-Yana Shapiro and John Harrisson. Challenges the efficiency of modern industrial agriculture and promotes organic gardens as the best way to protect human health and the environment and to provide a secure food supply. Explains organic farming techniques for restoring soil, conserving water, increasing yields, saving seeds and supporting polycultures. Includes principles from permaculture, biointensive, biodynamic and kinship gardening systems. 230 pp. US$19.95 . Contact Bantam Books, 1540 Broadway, NY, NY 10036; phone (212) 782-9661, fax (212) 782-9523; email; Web site

*Organic Food Markets in Transition, 2000* Carolyn Dimitri and Nessa J. Richman. Provides insight into burgeoning organic food industry and changing nature of food markets. Assembles new and existing data to provide a comprehensive analysis of critical issues in the organic food market. Examines roles, strategies and concerns for organic and natural food retailers, wholesalers, brokers, distributors, manufacturers and farmers. 43 pp. US$15. Contact the Henry A. Wallace Center/Winrock International, 1621 North Kent St. Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22209-2134 USA; phone (703) 525-9430; fax (703) 525-9505; email; Web site

*Greenbook 2000: Marketing Sustainable Agriculture, 2000* Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program — Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Highlights experimental work of farmers, researchers and educators in sustainable agriculture. Includes chapters on alternative crops, cropping systems and soil fertility, fruits and vegetables, learning systems, livestock and whole farm systems. Also features essays on marketing sustainable agriculture products and creation of regional food systems. 184 pp. Free. Contact ESAP, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 90 W. Plato Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55107; phone (651) 296-7673; fax (651) 297-7678; email; Web site

*Good Food, Safe Work: Trade Unions and Sustainable Agriculture, 2000* International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF). Discusses critical role agricultural workers play in global food production. Ties sustainable agricultural practices to the health and safety of waged agricultural workers and cites the need for international labor standards and labor unions. Presents link between waged agricultural workers and small/landless workers in the current global food production chain and the potential improvement in food security/safety through trade union capacity-building. 17 pp. $10 CHF (Swiss Francs). Contact IUF, Rampe du Pont-Rouge, 8, CH-1213 Petit-Lancy, Switzerland; phone (41-22) 793-2233; fax (41-22) 793-2238; email; Web site

*Citizen’s Guide to Clean Production, 1999* Beverley Thorpe. Examines key concepts and strategies and for creating sustainable production using renewable energy and materials. Encourages a precautionary, preventive and democratic approach. Discusses how design and consumption of products causes environmental problems. Offers ways for consumers, taxpayers, retailers, producers, labor organizations, planners and government officials to promote clean production. 66 pp. US$10 (plus $3 shipping and handling). Contact Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at University of Massachusetts — Lowell, One University Ave., Lowell, MA 01854, USA; phone (508) 934-2980; fax (508) 934-3050; email; Web site

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