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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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Appendix A

Your letters can help stop the dumping of hazardous pesticides, as we suggest in Chapter IX. Here are the addresses:

Congressmen active or potentially active on the dumping issue:
Rep. Jonathan gingham (D-NY)
2262 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 205 I,

Rep. George Brown Jr. (D-CA)
2342 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515

Consumers Union of U.S., Inc.
256 Washington St.
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

International Groups:
International Organization of Consumers Unions (IOCU)
Emmastraat 9
N-2595 EG
The Hague, Netherlands

United Nations:
Noel Brown
United Nations Environment Programme
New York Liaison Office
Room A-3608
United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Corporate pesticide dumpers:
Ortho (Chevron Chemical Company)
274 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Monsanto Company
800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63166

ICI America's, Inc.
Agricultural Chemicals Division
P.O. Box 208
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Castle and Cooke
50 California Street
San Francisco, CA 9411 9

Velsicol Chemical Corporation
341 East Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Amvac Chemical Corporation
4100 East Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023

In the United States a number of public-interest groups are focusing their attention on the abuse of pesticides in this country and around the world. The Natural Resources Defense Council, for example, initiated the campaign against the FIFRA export loophole ten years ago. All of the following groups are active, can provide information on pesticides, and welcome help to continue their struggle.

Natural Resources Defense Council
17251 Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Environmental Defense Fund
15251 8th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

California Rural Legal Assistance
1900 K Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Coordinating Committee on Pesticides
1057 Solano Avenue
No. 106
Albany, California 94706

Pesticides Unit
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California

(California's state occupational safety and health unit is one of the few government agencies seriously attempting to regulate pesticide production and use.)

United Nations Environment Programme
New York Liaison Office
Room A-3608
United Nations Plaza, New York 10017
(UNEP has information on environmental issues around the world.)

National Association of Farmworkers Organizations
1332 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Third World Groups.

Organized resistance to pesticides in the third world is scattered, and dependent often on the level of repression faced by dissidents in the country. The organizations listed below have emerged in the forefront of the fight against pesticides in the third world.

Consumers Association of Penang
27 Kelawei Road
Pulau Pinang,

Friends of the Earth
7 Cantonment Road

Farmer's Assistance Board
P.O. Box AC-623
Quezon City,

Environment Liaison Centre
P.O. Box 72461