Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #271
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Forging Our Future: Women in Agriculture, 2000* Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific. Examines the role of women in rural areas. Contains articles on the struggle for rights, women and pesticides, building an alternative future and a regional overview of women and agricultural development in Asia. Reports from the Philippines, Pakistan, India, Korea, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia. 97 pages. US$10.00. Contact PAN Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 or 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk/panap/.
*A Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand, 1998* Walden Bello, Shea Cunningham and Li Kheng Poh. Focuses on the rise of the Thai economy and factors that contributed to its crash in 1997. Provides a comprehensive overview of economic, social and environmental development in Thailand. Includes chapters on the erosion of agriculture, the Pak Mun Dam and rural deforestation. 267 pages. US$19.95. Contact Food First – Institute for Food and Development Policy, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.foodfirst.org.
*Toxic Legacies; Poisoned Futures: Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia, 1998* Greenpeace International. Documents the problem of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in South and Southeast Asia. Examines the ongoing production of POP chemicals and lack of regulation in Asia. Contains country profiles for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. 71 pages. Free (plus postage). Contact Greenpeace International (South Asia), PO Box 3166, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003; phone/fax (91-11) 431-0651; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.greenpeace.org.
*Toxic Trail, 2001* British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Follows the illegal trade of pesticides from chemical producers and distributors in Thailand to farmers in Cambodia. Highlights the toxic effects of pesticides on Cambodian farmers and describes successful safety and integrated pest management (IPM) programs. Details the chain of pesticide use and production using interviews with farmers and a telephone interview with a pesticide company. Available as a documentary (two 30-minute programs on VHS tapes) or a workbook that includes the film on CD-ROM plus info sheets on IPM in Cambodia, farmers associations and the pesticide industry. UK£30 or US $44.00. Contact Television Trust for the Environment (TVE), Prince Albert Road, London NW1 4RZ, United Kingdom; phone (44-20) 7586-5526; fax (44-20) 7586-4866; email TVE-dist@TVE.org.UK or firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.toxictrail.org.
*The Silent Killers: Sustainable Chemicals Management* Gesellschaft fur technische Zusamenarbeit (GTZ). Examines pesticide use in Argentina and in Thailand, documenting the role of German development aid in these areas. Calls for increasing international coordination and cooperation for safe chemical management . Concentrates on chemicals such as dioxin and persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Available in English, German and Spanish. Free. Contact Pilot Project Chemicals Safety, Pilotvorhaben Chemikaliensicherheit, Tulpenfeld 2, 53 113 Bonn, Germany; phone (49-228) 9857-00; fax (49-228) 9857-018; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.gtz.de/chs.
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