Powerpoint Presentation on GMOs
We are happy to provide our fully-scripted PowerPoints on "The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods." These presentations can be powerful educational tools that will help drive GMOs out of the market. The first two versions are ready to use with scripts based on the slides included in each PowerPoint. Although these are not the same PowerPoint presentations that Jeffrey Smith uses in his talks on GMO health risks, they contains much of the same content.
The complete version is quite long (112 slides) so, if you want, you can select the material to fit your desired length. Study the Complete Script and refer to it during your presentation, based on the slides you choose, or use it to supplement the scripts imbedded in the shorter versions. The Word document is handy if you want to edit the script and/or change the order of slides.
Please note: The script is also embedded in the PowerPoint document. Using PowerPoint's Normal setting under the View menu, the notes should appear under each slide. (Shorten the slide window from the bottom if the notes are not visible.) Alternatively, choose the Notes Page under the View menu to see each slide and its corresponding script.
Give It a Try
Don't feel you need to be an expert in order to give these scripted PowerPoint presentations. If audience questions arise that you cannot answer, refer them to Genetic Roulette or email our Institute for Responsible Technology with the question. We will post answers for everyone. Some citations are listed in the script; more references and explanations are found in the sourcebooks Genetic Roulette and Seeds of Deception.
Content of the Presentation
Regulatory Failure: It is useful to explain how such dangerous products could have made it to the market with government approval. Several slides include quotes from formerly secret FDA documents that show how government policy was at odds with more cautious scientific opinion at the agency.
Health Risks of GMOs: This section highlights many of the adverse findings revealed through laboratory experiments and reported by farmers, doctors, and investigators. It also introduces some theoretical risks based on the current state of the science.
The Consumer Tipping Point: The final section includes a discussion of a strategy to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs in the US, which is the basis for our Campaign for Healthier Eating in America. The key elements needed are consumer education on GMO health risks combined with clear non-GMO choices.
After listening to your PowerPoint, people will want to do something about this issue! Most importantly, download our Non-GMO Shopping Guide so they can more easily fulfill their newly strengthened desire to avoid eating GMOs. You can also hand out copies of our GMO Health Risks brochure, which you can download. And you can have other products on hand for those inspired to read more, watch a DVD, or listen to an audio CD; or refer them to our website.
The 5-minute PowerPoint provides a condensed version of these same points. The Complete Version starts by listing which foods are genetically engineered and explains how to avoid them. The audience is then asked to rate themselves on a scale of 1-100 as to how vigilant they have been during the previous week in avoiding GMOs. A "post-test" of the same question is posed at the end, asking how vigilant they intend to be next week to avoid GMOs. Jeffrey does this in his talks and it is very satisfying to see how nearly every audience member has decided to make significant changes in their diets on-the-spot.
Good luck! Please let us know how it goes.