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Special Publications - SP18 - April 1995

Summary of a January 1995 conference sponsored by CAST. Topics include legislative, environmental, conservation, rural development, research, and education issues. SP18, ISBN 1-887383-00-X, April 1995, 32 pp.

Task Force Reports - R123 - January 1995

Understanding public perceptions, risk perception and the public, risk acceptability and pesticides, and consumer perceptions of animal drugs. Author: Eileen O. van Ravenswaay, Michigan State University, East Lansing. R123, January 1995, 35 pp., $10.00; Interpretive Summary, 1 p., free.

Issue Papers - IP 5 - November 1994

Agricultural, corporate, scientific, political, environmental, and social communities are asking the agricultural research sytem to identify and pursue a broadened range of research priorities. Chair: James R. Fischer, South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. IP5, November 1994, 12 pp., FREE. Available online ( AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).

Task Force Reports - R122 - September 1994

Better data on microbial risks are needed to make the U.S. food supply safer. Cochairs: Peggy M. Foegeding, Department of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and Tanya Roberts, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. R122, September 1994, 87 pp.

Issue Papers - IP 4 - July 1994

Review of scientific evidence in response to proposed U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy for labeling of foods from new plant varieties. Chair: Susan F. Barefoot, Department of Food Science, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. IP4, July 1994, 8 pp. OUT OF PRINT, Available as download only.

Issue Papers - IP 3 - June 1994

Scientists found no evidence that supplemental selenium use for farm animals and poultry, including feedlot concentrations, was involved in any environmental problems. Chair: James E. Oldfield, Department of Animal Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis. IP3, June 1994, 6 pp., FREE. Available online ( AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).

Issue Papers - IP 2 - April 1994

Introduction; the issue; pesticide varieties, uses, and resulting pollution potential; relating concentrations in water resources to human and ecosystem risk; and risk mitigation. Chair: R. Don Wauchope, USDA, ARS, University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton. IP2, April 1994, 8 pp. OUT OF PRINT, Available as download only.

Task Force Reports - R121 - February 1994

Advances in farming technology combined with changing values and diets could ensure that the world's population will use existing cropland more economically and thus save more land for natural or wilderness use in the next 50 years. Author: Paul E. Waggoner, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven. R121, February 1994, 64 pp., $15.00; Interpretive Summary, 1 p., free.

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.   
Special Publications - SP17 - August 1993

The five members of a CAST task force who reviewed the National Research Council (NRC) report agree that the report is a thorough, balanced, and objective summary of available information on the subject. The NRC report has called for improvements in the evaluation and regulation of pesticide risks in infants' and children's foods. SP17, August 1993, 20 pp. OUT OF PRINT, Available as download only.