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In this 1 hr session we will hear from people who are involved in active groups as well as from people who are interested in starting a local group. These slides show the latest in GMOs, what leaders ...

In this 1 hr session we will hear from people who are involved in active groups as well as from people who are interested in starting a local group. These slides show the latest in GMOs, what leaders and contacts are doing, and social media websites linked to IRT.

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  •   the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce its approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon any day now .  To make matters worse, FDA argues that these GE salmon don’t even need to be labeled! In response to FDA’s imminent approval, Congress is taking action.  Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Representative Don Young (R-Alaska) recently introduced bipartisan legislation in Congress that would ban GE fish ( Bill# S. 230/H.R. 521 ) and require mandatory labeling for consumers if approved (Bill# S. 229/H.R. 520).  The legislation has been endorsed by 64 consumer, worker, religious and environmental groups, along with commercial, recreational and subsistence fisheries associations, food businesses and retailers—including the Center for Food Safety, Ocean Conservancy, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development, the Alaska Trollers Association, Food and Water Watch, the National Cooperative Grocers Association and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations among others—who know that  the  approval of GE salmon would represent a serious threat to the survival of native salmon populations, many of which have already suffered severe declines related to salmon farms and other man-made impacts. Wild Atlantic salmon are already on the Endangered Species List in the U.S.; approving these GE Atlantic salmon could be the final blow to these wild stocks.  Additionally, the human health impacts of eating GE fish are entirely unknown.  If GE salmon are approved, these fish must be labeled so people can make informed choices.  Please write your U.S. Senators and Representative and urge them to protect fishers, consumers and the environment by co-sponsoring S. 230/H.R. 521 and S. 229/H.R. 520!

Slides For Leader and Contact Webinar Slides For Leader and Contact Webinar Presentation Transcript

  • Agenda TPN meeting 11/3/11- 5:30-6:30 PST
    • Update on GMO news and IRT news
    • Status of the TP Network
    • Reports from leaders of active and starting groups
    • Q&A
    • -social media use, brief presentation
    • Adjourn
  • If you have a bad connection
    • You can call
    • Toll: +1 (646) 558-2120
    • Access Code – 604-056-750
    • PIN: 41
    • You will receive an email with the link to access the recording of this webinar and the PowerPoint slides.
  • GM News Update #1
    • National labeling petition—tell the FDA to label GE foods www.GEFOODLABELS.ORG
    • CFS won at the US Court of Appeals to get a review of the impacts of GE sugar beets (95% are now GE)
    • GE Salmon – is pending FDA approval. Write your Congressman and Senator in support of 230/H.R. 521 (ban) and S. 229/H.R. 520 (label)
    • Get updates at www.ge-fish.org .
  • GM News Update #2
    • California Ballot Initiative to label all GM foods-
    • go to www. http://labelgmos.org/
    • CA state bill to label GE salmon: AB 88 passed the Assembly, will be hold for Appropriations Committee until 2012. Write your CA legislators in support early in 2012.
  • Tipping Point Network
    • We have a map of contacts!
    • http://responsibletechnology.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=351&t=104
    • Go to the Forum to download useful documents and to announce you are active http://responsibletechnology.org/forum/index.php
    • Use our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/responsibletechnology
    • We have 37 active groups and 87 contact spots to start a group: we need more leaders!
  • Tipping Point Network Cont.
    • IRT Twitter
    • http://twitter.com/#!/irtnogmos
    • Non-GMO Shopping Guide
    • http://www.nonGMOShoppingGuide.com
  • Upcoming Social Media Development
    • Facebook page for leaders and contacts
    • Google+
    • LinkedIn
    • YouTube Channel
  • Cues for presenters
    • (1)   What did you  do to get the group started, and since when are you in existence?
    • (2)   How many people are in the group (core and floaters)?
    • (3) How many folks have you reached so far?
    • (4) What kind of activities has the group done and with what results?
    • (5) What is your focus, what are your goals?
  • Q&A
    • Ask questions to presenters and IRT staff
  • Building the network
    • Email your ideas of how we can strengthen the TPN to:
    • [email_address]