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 year 2 months ago

works for me. - Rebel On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 6:13 AM, Emerald wrote: > Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics Presents > An Occupy Sonoma County > March Against Monsanto Screening of > > Sunú - a documentary film about the struggle of indigenous

1 year 2 months ago

Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art and Politics Presents An Occupy Sonoma County March Against Monsanto Screening of Sunú - a documentary film about the struggle of indigenous farmers in Mexico against Monsanto Thursday, May 18, 7-9 PM. Arlene Francis Center, 99 W. 6th St., Santa Rosa 95401

1 year 3 months ago

Occupy Sonoma County OSC Earth Action Campaign Meeting - Agenda for 4/17/17 - 7pm-9pm Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County 467 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa 95401 map - 7:00-7:15 pm - gather or phone-in (641-715-3580, PIN: 933092#. Note: OSC will reimburse you for phone charges)

1 year 3 months ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] Occupy Sonoma County Earth Action Campaign Meeting Monday April 17, 7-9 PM Peace & Justice Center 467 Sebastopol Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Occupy Sonoma County invites you to join us on Monday at our next monthly Earth Action Campaign Meeting. If you wish to join

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