Comments from CAST

Comments from CAST - CC1994-1 - February 1994
Definition of wetlands, functions and values, agricultural conflicts, socioeconomic issues, conservation concepts, conclusions. Chair: Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University, Fargo. CC1994-1, February 1994, 47 pp., $12.00; Interpretive Summary, 1 p., free.   
Comments from CAST - CC1993-1 - July 1993
The members of a Council for Agricultural Science and Technology task force believe many of the fears of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not well founded. There generally would be a gain to U.S. producers of grain, oilseeds, livestock, and possibly dairy, and losses for producers who compete with Mexican fruits and vegetables. Chair: G. Edward Schuh, Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. CC1993-1, July 1993, 41 pp., $10.00.
Comments from CAST - CC1992-2 - June 1992
This report recommends implementation of an innovative minor use pesticides strategy before 1997, so as to assure the continued availability to U.S. consumers of high quality, reasonably priced minor crops. Chair: Kenneth P. Dorschner, retired, USDA, CSRS, Vienna, Virginia. CC1992-2, June 1992, 19 pp., $8.00.
Comments from CAST - CC1992-1 - April 1992

This report states that the amazing advances in analytical methods have made the Delaney Clause hopelessly obsolete and it should be repealed. The Delaney Clause, which states that no amount of cancer-causing substances can be added to our food, should be replaced with a "de minimis" concept. Author: F. J. Francis, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. CC1992-1, April 1992, 23 pp., $8.00.

Comments from CAST - CC1991-1 - May 1991

This report indicates that biotechnology-induced herbicide resistance in crops will allow use of herbicides that are toxicologically and environmentally less suspect that those herbicides now used in some crops. Authors: Stephen O. Duke, A. Lawrence Christy, F. Dana Hess, and Jodie S. Holt. CC1991-1, May 1991, 24 pp., $8.00.

Comments from CAST - CC1989-2 - June 1989

Suspending subtherapeutic use of antibiotics would not eliminate the transfer of antibiotic-resistant intestinal bacteria from animals to humans. The main problem appears to be the disease-causing bacteria, not their resistance or nonresistance to one or more antibiotics. Authors: Virgil W. Hays, University of Kentucky, Lexington, and Charles A. Black, Iowa State University, Ames. CC1989-2, June 1989, 12 pp., $3.00.

Comments from CAST - CC1989-1 - June 1989

This paper reviews the scientific literature on nitrates, concluding that there is inadequate evidence linking nitrate or nitrite ingestion to birth defects or to stomach cancer. Author: Charles A. Black, Iowa State University, Ames. CC1989-1, June 1989, 16 pp., $3.00.