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 3 hours ago

[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 climate change, climate justice, GMOs, toxic chemicals, and Earth-relate

1 day 11 hours ago

excuse me - even though i appreciate the cause, i did not ask to be on this email chain-please remove me mb http://www.heritagesalvage.com Join our email list! Heritage Salvage 1473 Petaluma Blvd So. Petaluma, Ca 94952 (707) 762-6277 On May 28, 2020, at 5:02 PM, Hoai-An Truong

1 day 11 hours ago

Agreed - more lead time and sample letter would have been great. The call to action came to me on Tuesday, but I didn't get around to forwarding it until yesterday. I will let the sender know. Thanks for letting us know about CARB accepting comments on methane control in CAFOs. On Thu, May

1 day 12 hours ago

I got the same message as Alexa :- ( Laurie-Ann Barbour Administrative Manager

1 day 13 hours ago

Resending this just in case: If the link is not working, you can also email Clerk of the Board; address is: co...@arb.ca.gov . Thank you! On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:19 AM Martha Turner wrote: > Also can email Clerk of the Board; address is: co...@arb.ca.gov > - Martha

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