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P A N U P S Pesticide Action Network Updates Service
Resource Pointer #299 (Cotton) November 19, 2002

*International Market for Organic Cotton and Ecotextiles, 2002* PAN UK. Reports on production and consumption dynamics and figures of the organic cotton and the eco-textile market worldwide. Suggests that there are sufficient amounts of certified organic cotton to supply major textile and clothing companies. Notes that only 0.03% of the world's cotton is certified organic, most of which is grown in Turkey, the U.S., India and Peru. 34 pages. Contact PAN UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-20) 7274 8895; fax (44-20) 7274 9084; email admin@pan-uk.org; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org.

*Genetically Modified Cotton: Implications for Small-scale Farmers, 2002* PAN UK. Reviews market and product status of genetically engineered (GE) cotton, since its market introduction in 1996. Notes that glyphosate-tolerant GE cotton has not lead to a reduction in herbicide use in the U.S., meanwhile sales of glyphosate have greatly increased. Warns that Bt-cotton may soon become obsolete, as pests continue to develop resistance to the Bt toxin. 34 pages. Contact PAN UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-20) 7274 8895; fax (44-20) 7274 9084; email admin@pan-uk.org; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org.

*The Cotton Connection, 2001* PAN Germany. Series of information pamphlets on pesticides and cotton. Outlines human and environmental health risks associated with GE cotton and insecticide use on cotton. Lists alternative pest management strategies used in India, Egypt, Benin, Turkey and Peru. 12 pages total. Available only in German. Download free at http://www.pan-germany.org/projekte/cotton-c.htm. Contact PAN Germany Nernstweg 32, D - 22765 Hamburg, Germany; phone (49-40) 399 19 10-0; fax (49-40) 390 75 20; email info@pan-germany.org; Web site http://www.pan-germany.org.

*Organic Cotton Production in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2002 * PAN UK. Compares the economic, health and environmental effects of conventional cotton and organic cotton in Benin, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Suggests strategies for increasing organic cotton production in Africa to meet growing international market demand. 67 pages. Contact PAN UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-20) 7274 8895; fax (44-20) 7274 9084; email admin@pan-uk.org; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org.

*Learning to Cut the Chemicals in Cotton: Case Studies and Exercises in Farmer-Focused IPM from Around the World, 2000* CABI Bioscience and PAN UK. Written for farmer trainers and crop protection professionals. Describes recent success of integrated pest management (IPM) training programs for cotton farmers in developing countries. Case studies include Australia, China, India, Peru, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. 91 pages. Free for those promoting IPM in developing countries.

Contact PAN UK, Eurolink Centre, 49 Effra Road, London SW2 1BZ, UK; phone (44-20) 7274 8895; fax (44-20) 7274 9084; admin@pan-uk.org; Web site http://www.pan-uk.org. We encourage those interested in having resources listed in the PANUPS Resource Pointer to send review copies of publications, videos or other resources to our office. PANUPS is a weekly email news service providing resource guides and reporting on pesticide issues that don't always get coverage by the mainstream media. It's produced by Pesticide Action Network North America, a non-profit and non-governmental organization working to advance sustainable alternatives to pesticides worldwide. You can join our efforts!

 
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