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Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 5:54am
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Quote:Originally posted by gvmom:
[b]Just sipping my coffee here.... haven't looked at the clip yet. I know it'll make me sick.
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Did you watch it yet?
Quote:Originally posted by gvmom:
[b]Can I ask.... why is everybody all over about FAAN being on top of this? They haven't always been the best ones, or the be all and end all, when it comes to FA's.
Aren't there any other food allergy advocacy groups out there to contact, or what about something like AAAAI? Or even Chris, who runs PA.com?
Is there any advocacy group associated with Sabrina Shannon out there who promotes FA info?
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I think it's because some of us gave money to FAAN and would like to see some return on that investment. Maybe you're right. We should start supporting some other group which WILL advocate for us when the chips are down (i.e. when lawsuits are involved or due process, etc.)
Cathy
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Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 6:30am
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Quote:Originally posted by gvmom:
[b]Just sipping my coffee here.... haven't looked at the clip yet. I know it'll make me sick.
Can I ask.... why is everybody all over about FAAN being on top of this? They haven't always been the best ones, or the be all and end all, when it comes to FA's.
Aren't there any other food allergy advocacy groups out there to contact, or what about something like AAAAI? Or even Chris, who runs PA.com?
Is there any advocacy group associated with Sabrina Shannon out there who promotes FA info?
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exactly! i was thinking even more broadly-- like some of the "go to" experts, like Sampson, Burk, Woods.. it would be great to get one of them to respond.. thoughts?

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 6:36am
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That's what I'm thinking too... I joined FAAN. I bought some of their products and get the newsletter, but really, the newsletter is preaching to the choir. If they are an awareness network here is a prime example of an instance where they can and should try to raise awareness.

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 7:26am
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I certainly do not agree with everything that FAAN does (like many organizations there are pros and cons). But, I just looked up on the FAAN website, and there is a place where these media issues are brought up [url="http://www.foodallergy.org/whatsnew.html"]http://www.foodallergy.org/whatsnew.html[/url] , and FAAN usually issues a public statement, criticizing the movie, show, etc, as well as asking people to write. This broadcast only happened a few days ago, so hopefully there has been some communication between FAAN and MSNBC. Hopefully, there will be a statement issued.
I agree that FAAN is not the be all to all. But, they have done quite a bit over the years in bringing FA's to people's attention. I really like what FAI is doing.
Anyway, thank you all for writing. My ds is anaphylactic to dairy. The misinformation conveyed by that broadcast could really cause others to perceive a dairy allergy as not serious, putting our loved ones in danger.
Thank you

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 7:32am
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The thing is, FAAN puts out statements about the "allergen free peanut", the Nancy Drew Movie, the Spelling Bee Show on Broadway etc.
Look on their site under What's New.
So, why can't they comment that the REMARKS about dairy allergy were incorrect.
I still think that they should have had someone on the segment who knows about food allergies instead of letting some legal analyst run her mouth.
I joined faan. I pay my dues there, and yes I would like them to do what they say they do ADVOCATE.....

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 9:03am
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FYI, MSNBC appears to have pulled the video at this point.
That lawyer was a be-yatch.

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 9:46am
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Quote:Originally posted by booandbrimom:
[b]FYI, MSNBC appears to have pulled the video at this point.[/b]
Interesting. I wonder what prompted that... Our outraged letters or a call from FAAN?
We'll probably never know.
I'm still waiting for a retraction and correction!
Cathy
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Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 10:15am
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I clicked the link and it still works...is it just in my "cookies"??

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 10:56am
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Oops, you're right - my bad. I was just looking for it navigationally.
I guess we keep writing letters.
They're running a survey on the site at the moment (appears to be randomly generated). I took the opportunity to express my displeasure again.

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 11:13am
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Somehow I missed this earlier. I just emailed MSNBC. That woman made me want to hurl. How dare she present misinformation so smugly.
Amy

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