1. Beyond Biodevastation 2001, San Diego, June
"The Fifth Grassroots Gathering to Celebrate Biodiversity and
Genetic Engineering" will feature speakers, panels, and workshops
the genetic engineering of plants, animals, and humans; as well as
protests targeting the June 24-27 convention of BIO, the Biotechnology
Registration is underway and is requested by June 7 (June 1 for help
with arranging housing or child care). Information about schedule,
speakers, and registration is available at <http://www.biodev.org>.
2. Redesigning Life: The Worldwide Challenge
to Genetic Engineering
The anthology Redesigning Life (Brian Tokar, ed. Zed Books: 2001)
now available in the US and the UK. A Canadian edition from McGill-
Queens University Press and an Australian edition from Scribe
Publications will be available shortly.
The book is divided into four sections: Our Health, Our Food and
Environment; Medical Genetics, Science and Human Rights; Patents,
Corporate Power, and the Theft of Knowledge; The Worldwide Resistance
to Genetic Engineering.
Contributors include Vandana Shiva, Martha Crouch, Hope Shand, Beth
Burrows, Jack Kloppenburg, Ricarda Steinbrecher, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,
Marcy Darnovsky, David King, Michael Dorsey, Sarah Sexton, Chaia Heller,
Barbara Katz Rothman, Alix Fano, Zoe C. Meleo-Erwin, Mitchel Cohen,
Kimberly Wilson, Steve Emmott, Thomas Schweiger, and others.
3. Made Not Born: The Troubling World of Biotechnology
The anthology Made Not Born (Casey Walker, ed. Sierra Club Books:
is now in its second printing.
Contributors include Wendell Berry, Chris Desser, Stuart Newman,
Loy, Marti Crouch, Andrew Kimbrell, Jack Turner, Richard Hayes,
Catherine Keller, Richard Strohman, Freeman House, Kristin Dawkins,
Martin Teitel, and David Petersen. <www.WildDuckReview.com>