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    Si, Se Puede! A Teaching Packet on Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba
    (Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability, 1997) Grossman, Julie; Sovell, Laurie; Wainwright, Joel
    This teaching packet is intended to provide all the resources needed for an instructor, lecturer, or group organizer to facilitate a one to three-hour talk about contemporary agriculture in Cuba. The packet features a "Test Your Knowledge of Cuba" quiz, slides, text to accompany the slides, suggestions for leading exercises designed to inform others about agriculture in Cuba, and references for other materials. The packet is suitable for use in high school or college classrooms where students are interested in Cuba, agriculture, or sustainability, or for distribution among agricultural groups that want to learn about advances in organic farming elsewhere. Si, Se Puede! was compiled by three graduate students at the University of Minnesota who traveled to Cuba in March 1997 to study changes in Cuban agriculture, with support from the Institute for Social, Economic, and Ecological Sustainability.1
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    Environmental Assessment Tool for Aquaculture in the Great Lakes Basin Version 1.2.
    (2009-09-23) Brister, Deborah; Kapuscinski, Anne
    The Environmental Assessment Tool is a downloadable decision tool specifically designed for the Great Lakes region. It addresses issues relevant to cage and land-based aquaculture in other regions.
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    Finding Food in Farm Country: The Economics of Food & Farming in Southeast Minnesota
    (Institute for Social, Economic & Ecological Sustainability, 2001) Meter, Ken; Rosales, Jon
    Our key finding is that the existing economic structures through which food products are bought and sold extract about $800 million from the region's economy each year. All this money, currently earned by Southeast Minnesota residents, is spent in ways that weaken the capacity of the region to build wealth for its citizens. This is a significant loss, an amount equivalent to ten percent of all household income earned by the region's 303,000 residents.
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    Safety First: Making It a Reality for Biotechnology Products
    (Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability, 2002-04-22) Institute for Social, Economic & Ecological Sustainability
    The Initiative is proposing a model for pro-active, industry-wide biosafety standards. This pro-active approach uses science and representative public deliberation to: anticipate and resolve biosafety issues as far upstream of commercialization as possible before developers seek regulatory approval of a product; stress public-private partnerships beyond government regulation; and produce biosafety policies that are financially and administratively feasible. Towards this end, the Initiative proposes moving forward to establish the standards and framework for an industry-wide safety program for genetic engineering (and other biotechnology) products, using a process that utilizes the principles of safety engineering that have been successful in other industries.
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    Genetic Methods for Biological Control of Non-Native Fish in the Gila River Basin: Final Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    (University of Minnesota, Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2005-09) Kapuscinski, Anne R.; Patronski, Timothy J.
    This report addresses the feasibility of using genetic methods as a new approach for biological control of non-native fish within the Gila River Basin. This feasibility study was sponsored by the Central Arizona Project Funds Transfer Program. The report reviews the status of existing genetic methods including chromosome set manipulations and recombinant DNA techniques; takes a preliminary look at potential ecological and human health risks; outlines policy and regulatory considerations; stresses the need for and presents an approach for multi-stakeholder deliberation; provides general cost and time estimates; and suggests integration of these considerations into a multi-component research and development program.