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

 
42 min 57 sec ago

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!newtopic/osc_earth-action [image: Occupy Sonoma County] ​EARTH ACTION IN THE NEWS Welcome to the people who have joined recently. This is a simple weekly newsletter. Your participation is encouraged. Please share information and actions about

4 hours 56 min ago

excellent suggestion Wayne! I am a Footprint Reducetarian and I would love to develop an FReducetarian Challenge with a prize. I will still try to win, but I hope eventually I am beat many, many times, lol. I would love help developing the FR Challenge and the prizes. I have a previous

8 hours 48 min ago

Roni, I read and watched and agree that words on the diet spectrum from vegan through carnivore are loaded with meaning that gets in the way of agreements many of us clearly mostly agree on. I totally get the concept. In a way think it should apply to ALL CONSUMPTION. Wayne Morgen thaler 282

10 hours 34 min ago

I love this Reducetarian article so far, I skimmed numerous paragraphs. We are all in this together and Reducetarian is the word we can use really well/lovingly/~encouragingly/effectively to inspire and unify! Hugs and gratitude to you (and especially to Kamal on this one)! --- Warmly, Roni

23 hours 59 min ago

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