GMO Campaign

imageGenetic engineering refers to a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells and move genes across species boundaries to produce novel organisms. Once released, these genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can easily spread and interbreed with other organisms, and they are virtually impossible to recall back to the laboratory.

Monsanto provides roughly 90% of GMO seeds in the world. These seeds have been genetically modified to produce their own pesticide or to survive repeated spraying of Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Roundup. Monsanto’s GMOs are not designed to increase yields to feed the world, but rather to increase Monsanto’s profits. Monsanto sells high-priced, patented seeds to farmers who are required to sign contracts stating that they will buy new seeds every year. And as their crops become increasingly herbicide-resistant, Monsanto sells more and more chemicals to farmers who are caught in this vicious cycle. Due to the enormous political clout of Monsanto, the American public is being denied the right to know whether their foods are genetically engineered or not.

Resources

Shopper's Guide
identify non-GMO products from independently-owned companies that support GMO labeling and have decent labor and environmental practices--AND identify products from companies that don't meet those standards.

The Truth About GMOs
this paper defines GMOs, provides background on the bio-tech industries that produce them, and describes the hazards that GMOs present to the environment and to the humans and animals that consume them.

GMO Glossary
Definitions for terms related to Genetically Modified Organisms compiled by OSC members.

OSC Earth Action Campaign Handout
Info on Occupy Sonoma County's Earth Action Campaign.

GMO Discussion

 
1 day 5 hours ago

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5 days 7 hours ago

View web version LONG LIVE THE REBELLION! Welcome to the 9th Extinction Rebellion newsletter! So far, over 150 brave rebels have been arrested for taking non violent direct action. The rebellion is continuing to take root and self-organise all over the world. Find your local XR group on the

5 days 13 hours ago

[image: 2018-12-11 Green New Deal action.jpg] Hi folks, I know this is coming up soon - AND it's Tuesday morning - a tough time of day for people to attend. But if you know any students or retirees or people with flexible schedules, please get the word out. Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/event

1 week 4 days ago

Hi folks, Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest: two are in SF, one in Oakland. I know, a bit far - but they look interesting! Mon, Dec. 3 - Thinking Wrong about Climate Change: Regenerative Agriculture by The Determined SF Thurs, Dec. 6 - Going Carbon Negative by Climate One at

1 week 5 days ago

Sorry, I thought I included this link - https://m.facebook.com/events/326982228114064 It’s on the east coast, most of us will have to join the Facebook live (video) event. Sent by carrier pigeon *** 350ppm *** 350ppm *** 350ppm *** 350ppm *** 350ppm *** ALL HANDS ON

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