GE - GE Literature distro.now available in Nth America
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- Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 19:48:13 +0100
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A few of us in SF decided to start a GE info distribution service similar to
what the Genetic Engineering Network (GEN) in the UK has.
I have collected a lot of good articles, leaflets, handouts, zines and
contact information for videos relating to ge issues. The distro is by no
means comprehensive. It is skewed toward what we are working on which is ge
We have tried to set fair prices. We are asking that people pay postage and
a small copy fee (soemwhere around 5 cents a page).
If there is soemthing you want put on the distro,let us know. The distro
list will be placed in different zines and e-mail networks and hopefully
will expose people to these issues.Please let us know if you have any
genetiX action Literature Distribution
This is a limited collection of information about genetic-engineering for
activists. Some of us don't have access to the internet, or for that matter,
want it! We do the computer work, you get the goods. Send cheque/money order
made out to "Daniel McGowan" 1334 42 Avenue, SF, CA, 94122 Orders may take a
few weeks if we don't have it. Please include money for postage or the
distro will go bankrupt
-Genetic Engineering and the Threat to Life- written by Sonoma EF!, 13 page
zine that covers introduction to g.e. Also a self mailer (for a little over
33 cents). Good "What to do" section, roundup of global actions and
bibliography. 50 cents each.
-The Ecologist- The Monsanto Files (October 1998)- The famous edition that
was pulped by the printers after Monsanto's objections. Excellent articles
on Monsanto's history, lies, regulatory
revolving door, Round-Up, world hunger, grassroots resistance. A definite
must-read. $3 (normal price $6) Each article from this edition is also
available. (Just note which one you want).
-What is Genetic Engineering? put out by the Woman's Environmental Network
(UK) Excellent introductory 4 pager. Researched by Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher.
-Gene Foods- put out by the Women's Environmental Network. (4pp) 25 cents
-"Value your Family's Health" double-sided handout perfect for leaf-letting
at supermarkets, tabling at shows etc. Looks like a coupon sheet but has
information on Bt, Roundup, USDA
follies, a "What you can do" section with websites & phone numbers, snazzy
graphics and a space for you to put your local group's contact information.
Made by local activists in the SF Bay Area. (2pp) 5 cents
-Genetic Engineering, Don't swallow it!- by Genetic Engineering Network
(GEN) from the UK. talks about myths involving g.e (pamphlet), 5 cents
-"Beware X Hazardous Food Ahead" --pamphlet by Women's Environmental Network
(UK) 5 cents
Articles/longer critiques of g.e.
-"Playing God in the Garden" by Michael Pollan. NY Times ( 9 pps) 40 cents
--US Farmers Fear Crop Fallout- Great BBC article on American farmers, the
failure of Round- up, inability to export US corn to Europe..(3pp) 15 cents
-"Toying with Creation" by Dave Brian- about g.e. foods, labeling, interview
with Food First. (3pp) 15 cents
-"The Unholy Alliance- by Dr. Mae-Wan Ho (9 pp) 40 cents
-"The Biotech Century: Playing Russian Roulette with Mother Nature's
Designs-Jeremy Rifkin. Great article from E Magazine 30 cents
-Interview with Dr. Pusztai info from the man who got fired for exposing the
effect on Bt on rodents.( 3pp) 15 cents
-"Ethical and Spiritual Issues in Genetic Engineering" -Dr. Ron Epstein. 30
-Butterfly experiment highlights biotech hazards-Brian Tokar. From Food and
Water Journal Summer 1999 30 cents
-"Seeds Sow Controversy"-Op-ed piece from SF Chronicle on Terminator
Technology (1pp) 5 cents
-"Bioethics: A third world issue" by Vandana Shiva (2pp) 10 cents
-"GE Food; A Serious Health Risk " By Dr. John Fagan 50 cents
-"Biotechnology vs. Biodiversity" by Brian Tokar from Wild Earth Spring 1996
. 6pp 30 cents
-"Rachel's "Environment and Health Weekly" #622 October 29, 1998 entitled
"Seeds of Destruction."
-"THIMMAKKA'S" -- Resources for Environmental Education -- Vol. 1 Number 2
March 1999 -- The Neem Series: Part II, entitled "The Neem and WTO:
-Corporate Concentration "Terminator Seeds: Monsanto Moves to Tighten Its
Grip on Global Agriculture" by Hope Shand -Multinational Monitor 11/98 4pp
-"India Cheers While Monsanto Burns" from The Ecologist Vol. 28 No. 1
Jan/Feb 1999 by Paul Kingsnorth (1pp) 5 cents
-Test Tube Trees. About biotechnology and forestry. Put out by A-Seed and
WEN (UK) (8 pp) 50 cents
-RAFI Communique- 1/99 Traitor Technology-The Terminator's Wider
Implications. well written explanation of the Terminator. (6pp double-sided)
-RAFI Commuique-8/98 Seed Industry Consolidation- invaluable for figuring
out who owns who in the Seed industry. (i.e. Mars bought Seeds of Change!)
-RAFI Communique-3/99 The Gene Giants-update on consolidation in the life
industry. 75 cents
-"The Monsanto Monitor" by A SEED Europe newsletter about ..well you know
-"genetiX Update"- Put out by Genetic Engineering Network (GEN) Excellent
coverage of actions worldwide 75 cents
Monsanto's Toxic Legacy- from the Deccan Herald (India) (2pp) 10 cents
-Bundle of articles surrounding Bt and Monarch Butterflies (3-6pp) 25 cents
-What is Terminator Technology? pamphlet by RAFI (10 cents)
-List of sites decontaminated in the US-quite small! (1pp) 5 cents
-Newly decontaminated sites in the UK- as you can imagine, being
continuously revised (4pp) 25 cents
-"How to find test fields of g.e. crops in your city? (continuously revised)
5 pp. 50 cents
-A Gardener's Guide for Survival in the Modern World- funny leaflet with
advice on crop decontamination
-Comprehensive list of www links for groups working against biotechnology-
(1pp) 5 cents
-"Ten reasons why GE will not feed the World"- written by the Corner House.
Ammo to use against the PR companies (3pp) 20 cents
-Colonizing the Seed- Genetic Engineering and Techno-Industrial Agriculture.
Oldie but goodie put out by FOE-Melbourne. Pretty thick. Good bibliography.
--Copies of Novartis's financial and annual reports, Novartis in the US
--Miscellaneous group newsletters- free with any order!!!
Video: (not available through this distro)
1-genetiX Snowball- 7 minute video documenting their first action. To order
(US format) contact Beth Burrows, The Edmonds Institute, 20319 92nd Avenue
West, Edmonds, WA 98020 USA firstname.lastname@example.org
2-"Against the Grain: Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of your
Food": The Video. Marc Lappe and Brit Baily. To Order contact The Video
Project, 200 Estates Drive, Ben Lomond, CA 95505, 1-800-4-PLANET Phone:
408-336-0160 Fax 408-336-2168 email@example.com
3-"The Pies the Limit"-excellent video about the Biotic Baking Brigade and
their delicious mischief. Video of Bob Shapiro (Pres-Monsanto) getting pied
as well as great interviews and action shots. A must-see! $15 Activist price
(More for organizations-contact WM for details).
Contact Whispered Media, POB 40130, SF, CA 94140, 415-789-8484.
4-"Food For Thought" --by Katherine Knight and Ed Schehl with Raindancer
films and video. 28 min. 30sec. POB 2794 Santa Cruz, CA 95063 (831)
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