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

 
9 months 1 week ago

Link to Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eOHgHC88JmR8SLcSDdyZ2dWbVlpeAGXzr4Dd... I'm trying something new-- anyone with the link above can view and comment on the proposed agenda without logging into Google. I'll monitor your comments and make updates to the

9 months 2 weeks ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] Occupy Sonoma County Earth Action Campaign Meeting Monday May 15, 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 us

9 months 2 weeks ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Occupy Sonoma County 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 Mexican farmers to grow traditional

9 months 3 weeks ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Occupy Sonoma County 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

9 months 3 weeks ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] GMOs IN THE NEWS If you are not comfortable clicking on a link in an email you can cut and paste the link into your browser. 1) 'Marriage of death': Protesters oppose Bayer-Monsanto merger http://www.dw.com/en/marriage-of-death-protesters-oppose-bayer-monsanto-...

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