by Catherine Haug, January 5, 2012
If you are truly concerned about the invasion of GMOs in our food supply, please consider becoming active. A good place to start is the Tipping Point Network (TPN). A conference call for interested Montanans is being organized for Tuesday January 8. When I have more information, I will post it as an event notice.
Read on for more about the TPN, and about Montana Organic Association’s new GMO page.
The GMO Tipping Point Network
This is a national organization working to get all 50 states together to fight for the labeling of GMOs. I believe that so far they have 30 states signed up, including Montana.
This is a grass-roots effort, and you are welcome to join the 40+ Montanans already in this network.
I received the following info from Sheree Tompkins, who recently moved to Montana from California where she worked on their Prop 37 campaign to mandate GMO labeling. She had contacted me for leads on a similar campaign in Montana.
I contacted the Montana Organic Association; Susan Waters replied to my message. She let me know that she has joined The GMO Tipping Point Network (or TPN; a part of The Institute of Responsible Technology). Apparently there are about 40 Montanans signed up at that Networking forum but we are scattered across the state.
So, I signed up and contacted them regarding getting us all into one group. I was contacted by Stacy Hall (whom I worked with in California) and she is going to try and get us all pulled together into one group. There will be a telephone conference with us here in Montana.
It is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 8th at 5:30 pm (is this PST or MST?) So, if you would like to be a part of that, please follow the link above, get signed up and find the Montana group to join. I would also advise contacting them in regards to joining the teleconference on Tuesday if you are interested.
Montana Organic Association GMO Page
The MOA has started a new GMO Page on their website, featuring articles on this important topic, and helpful resources. Here are a few that caught my eye:
- GMO Labeling Talking Points from the Non-GMO Project; Posted November 2, 2012
- Look Out Monsanto: Campaigns to Label Genetically Engineered Foods Are Heating Up, by Ocean Robbins, AlterNet.org, November 20, 2012.
- Farmer Debunks Corporate Propaganda Against Proposed Law to Label Genetically Modified Food, by Will Allen, Organic Consumers Association, August 27, 2012.
- Debate/Pros and Cons: Mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods, debatepedia.idebate.org.
- Best GMO videos to watch, GMWatch.eu, posted August 4, 2012.
- Institute for Responsible Technology, video resources, posted August 4, 2012., posted August 4, 2012.