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National Library for the Environment
Type of Resource Databases
Title FAOSTAT Databases
Author Food and Agriculture Organization
Affiliation United Nations
Url http://apps.fao.org/cgi-bin/nph-db.pl?subset=agriculture
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract Set of 17 agricultural databases and one population database. Includes individual country and regional data for 1961 - 1996.  Includes: Fertilizers, Pesticides Trade, and Pesticides Consumption) and Population Annual Time Series.

Type of Resource News Release
Title New Study Finds Indiscriminate Spraying of Bean Crops, Few Protective Precautions in Three-Country Andean Region - June 15, 1995
Author Barbara Rose
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cigar.org/ifpri/pressrel/061595a.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "A three-year study of bean farmers in the Andean regions of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru has found that these farmers could reduce their insecticide use by as much as 70 percent without lowering yields through a system known as integrated pest management (IPM). The study, which was sponsored by the Colombia-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Canada-based International Development Research Centre (IDRC), found that farmers spray beans, the most important legume crop in the region, with excessive amounts of highly toxic chemicals and take virtually no protective precautions."

Type of Resource Article
Title A Fertilizer Shortage in Year 2020?
Author 2020 VISION News & Views, October 1996
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/2020/newslet/nv_1096/nv_1096b.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract "A shortfall of about 51 million tons of fertilizer could compromise the worlds ability to feed itself by the year 2020, according to a new 2020 Vision discussion paper, The Role of Fertilizer in Sustaining Food Security and Protecting the Environment to 2020. The paper estimates fertilizer demand in 2020 at about 208 million tons and potential supply at about 157 million tons."

Type of Resource Article
Title Researchers Project 2020 Food Scenario, Prospects for Technology
Author 2020 VISION News & Views, July 1995
Affiliation International Food Policy Research Institute
Url http://www.cgiar.org/ifpri/2020/newslet/nv_0795/nv_0795c.htm
Peer Review Unknown Review Process
Abstract According to a study presented at the 2020 conference by Mark Rosegrant, research fellow at IFPRI, the likeliest scenario is for food production to grow rapidly enough through the year 2020 to meet total global demand. "Left out, however, will be many countries, particularly in South Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa, that can expect no improvement in food security," said Rosegrant at the conference.

Type of Resource 7 Nontechnical Reports
Title Briefing Reports  on Issues Related to Pesticides
Author Various
Affiliation Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Url http://www.cnie.org/nle/crspest.html
Peer Review Internal Review Process
Abstract Reports are produced as nonpartisan briefing documents for the U.S. Congress.

Pesticide Residue Regulation: Analysis of Food Quality Protection Act Implementation (8/3/99~6p.)
Dioxin: Reassessing the Risk (9/11/98 ~ 6p.)
Organic Foods and the Proposed Federal Certification and Labeling Program (9/8/98~4p.)
Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention: Federal Mandates for Local Government (9/11/98 ~ p2.)
Pesticide Policy Issues (12/4/96 ~ 11 p.)
Pesticide Legislation: Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-170) (9/11/96~32p.in 3 sections)
Food Additive Regulations: A Chronology (9/13/95 ~ 19 p.)
The Delaney Clause Effects on Pesticide Policy (7/13/95 ~ 5 p.)
The Delaney Dilemma: Regulating Pesticide Residues in Foods- Seminar Proceedings, March 16, 1993 (5/19/93 ~ 32 p.)
The Delaney Clause: The Dilemma of Regulating Health Risk for Pesticide Residues (1/9/92 ~ 28 p.)


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