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EON’s Mary Beth Brangan moderates the second edition of the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network’s (www.FFAN.us) conference call series Call In To Action: Bye Bye Becquerels, No Radioactive Waste in Our Food.

In the following video segments of the on-going conference call series, Jim Turner, Esq, Chairman of Citizens for Health; Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Specialist at Beyond Nuclear; Adam Weissman Organizer at Global Justice for Animals and the Environment in Trade Justice New York Metro; and Kimberly Roberson, Founder and Director of FFAN discuss the implications of trade exports from Japan to the U.S. if the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade agreements are finalized.

New FFAN petition Block Fast Track, Say No to Radioactive Food from Japan goo.gl/GYHDOj or use https://www.change.org/p/members-of-congress-president-obama-urgent-block-fast-track-of-trans-pacific-partnership-now-say-no-to-radioactive-food-from-japan/u/10594861

4/07/15 Press Release Stop Fast Track TPP, Say NO to Radioactive Food from Japan! https://goo.gl/MH308f

Pt 1 – Mary Beth Brangan – Secret Trade Deals and Food Safety Don’t Mix
Program host Mary Beth Brangan, Co-Director of EON – the Ecological Options Network, gives the context for the growing citizen push for independent monitoring of radioactivity in U.S. food.
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Pt 2 – Jim Turner – Petitioning the FDA
Washington, DC attorney James Turner of Citizens for Health (Citizens.org), gives an update on FFAN’s Citizen Petition requesting FDA monitoring of radioactivity in food.
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Pt 3 – Cindy Folkers – Health Impacts of Fallout in Food
Cindy Folkers, a radiation and health specialist with BeyondNuclear.org, talks about radiation health impacts, why cesium testing was chosen as the focus for FFAN’s FDA petition, and the need for independent citizen monitoring of radioactivity in food.
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Pt 4 – Adam Weissman – Current TPP Status
Adam Weissman, an organizer with Global Justice for Animals and the Environment (GJAE), talks about the threats posed by the TPP and what must be done to stop it.
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Pt 5 – Kimberly Roberson – Stop the TPP
Help Block ‘Fast Track’ to Radioactive Foods
Kimberly Roberson, Founder and Director of the Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN.us), tells how you can get involved in helping to stop secret trade deals from destroying food radiation safety standards, US national sovereignty and democratic choice.
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Fresh farm produce on sale in Koriyama, 200 km northeast of Tokyo, in February 2013. Photo: Natsuki Sakai/AFLO/Alamy

Fukushima Food Fight
With Fukushima’s nuclear pollution still pouring into the global environment over four years after the initial triple meltdown, how can you be sure your food doesn’t contain radioactive pollution? It’s difficult enough now because the U.S. permitted radioactivity levels are among the highest globally, and there isn’t adequate government or independent testing. True food protection will be impossible if the the Obama Administration’s secret trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is rammed through Congress on a ‘fast track’ basis that will prevent it even being read by Congresspeople or their staff members.

That’s why we’re having a BAD Day!
Becquerel Awareness Day, that is.
‘Becquerels’ are a measure of radioactive contamination in our food.

We have a right to KNOW the becquerels in our food.
We have a right to NO becquerels in our food.

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama, March 13, 2011. Fukushima contamination of the global environment still continues without adequate monitoring. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

PRESS RELEASE
Outraged Food Safety Advocates Point to Mislabeled Food from Fukushima, Demand Senator Wyden Block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Several Countries Have Better Oversight Than U.S. of Imported Foods Related to Fukushima Radiation Contamination

Two Ways You Can Help

1) Get informed and 2) call decision makers.

1. Get Informed:
The Fukushima Fallout Awareness Network (FFAN) Continuing Education Series Presents:

CALL-IN-To-Action TELECONFERENCE EVENT • SATURDAY, APRIL 11th • 1PM PST, 3PM CST, 4PM EST.
Dial in number: 712-775-7031, Meeting ID enter 811-705-202 and press #

Block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)* Keep Radioactive Food OUT of the U.S! Hosted by MaryBeth Brangan, award winning filmmaker and Co Director of Ecological Options Network with guests:
Jim Turner, Esq. Chairman Citizens for Health; Cindy Folkers, Radiation and Health Expert Beyond Nuclear; Adam Weissman, Organizer with TradeJustice New York Metro, Global Justice, and animals and the Environment; Kimberly Roberson, FFAN Director and author of “Silence Deafening, Fukushima Fallout a Mother’s Response.”

On the Call-In-To-Action teleconference you will learn about the most up to date information on radiation’s impact on food and human health; FFAN’s Citizen Petition to FDA and what it means in the broader context of TPP; and what you can do to be part of the global movement to block Fast Track of TPP now!

*TPP is a classified trade agreement that would, among many other things, end country of origin labeling of food including potentially radioactive food from Fukushima and other prefectures most immediately impacted by Fukushima Daiichi’s triple nuclear meltdowns. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee has the power to block Fast Track of TPP as early as April 20th. Blocking Fast Track will stop TPP.

Talking points, contact info and more athttps://www.facebook.com/RADSrBAD2EAT, tweet @ffan4u, FFAN petitions atwww.FFAN.us . Spread the word, Rads Are Bad to Eat!

2. Call Decision Makers

Ongoing Phone-In to Sen. Wyden and Pres. Obama: April 1-20

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement could dangerously block efforts to strengthen our already weak U.S. food protections.

CALL: Senator Wyden (D-OR) at 202-224-5244 and President Obama at 202-456-1111. Tell them to immediately block “Fast Track” of the TPP.
Demand that Senator Ron Wyden exercise his authority as chair of the Senate Finance Committee to immediately block Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Fast Track means that Congress would not be able to read or discuss the treaty. Without Wyden’s Fast Track authorization for this anti-democratic, pro-corporate treaty, the TPP is unlikely to gain the required two-thirds senate approval.

Among other grave concerns, the TPP could result in even more Fukushima contaminated radioactive foods and beverages from Japan to enter the U.S. by allowing corporations to file lawsuits to block any U.S. attempt at regulating radioactivity. This would endanger any progress obtaining safer U.S. food radioactivity regulations.

China, Hong Kong and Taiwan currently have more stringent restrictions on radioactivity in Japanese food imports than the U.S. does. Under the TPP, there will be no requirement to label country of origin, making the situation even more hazardous.

Senator Wyden (OR) may decide whether to Fast Track the TPP as soon as mid-April! Call the Senator and President Obama who is pressuring Wyden to approve Fast Track. Learn more about TPP. Please visit the B.A.D. page for talking points and click “Like” to help spread the word.

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