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close this bookCircle of poison - Pesticides and People in a Hungry World (Food First, 1981)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentPreface
View the documentChapter one - The circle of poison
View the documentChapter two - A victim every minute
View the documentChapter three - Dumping: Business as usual
View the documentChapter four - The pesticide boomerang
View the documentChapter five - Pesticides to feed the hungry ?
View the documentChapter six - The global pesticides super-market
View the documentChapter seven - Lubricating the sales machine
View the documentChapter eight - With the advice and consent of government
View the documentChapter nine - Breaking the circle of poison
View the documentBureaucracy glossary
View the documentAppendix A
View the documentAppendix B
View the documentAppendix C
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Bureaucracy glossary

AID

U.S. Agency for International Development (part of State Department)

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization (part of UN)

FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (part of Department of Human Health Services - HHS - formerly HEW)

FIFRA

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (the basic legislation governing pesticides)

GAO

General Accounting Office (investigative arm of U.S. Congress)

ICAITI

Instituto Centroamericano de Investigacion y Technologia Industrial (nonprofit research organization funded by UN and Central American countries)

ICD

Industry Council for Development (the new ICP)

ICP

Industry Cooperative Program (a vehicle created by multinational corporations to influence the UN)

IICA

Interamerican Institute for Agricultural Sciences (abbreviation from Spanish) (technical support organization in Latin America)

ILO

International Labor Organization (part of UN)

IRRI

International Rice Research Institute (in the Philippines, part of the Green Revolution research network)

OPIC

Overseas Private Insurance Corporation (U.S. agencyfor insuring company investments overseas against threat of nationalization, expropriation, etc. )

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (part of Department of Labor)

PAHO

Pan American Health Organization (component of World Health Organization)

UN

United Nations

UNDP

United Nations Development Program

UNEP

United Nations Environment Program

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

WHO

World Health Organization (part of UN)