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.


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

3 weeks 4 days ago

Sos I meant to write, wow, but SOS is actually more accurate. I love the name Extinction Rebellion, very accurate to what we need! Deep Gratitude. As soon as at least one other person joins me in creating a local or even regional Extinction Rebellion group I am in! Please share with folks

3 weeks 5 days ago

yes! plant foods rock --- Warmly, Roni "Climate Change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. It is the issue that, unchecked, will swamp all other issues." - Ross Gelbspan in The Heat Is On On 2018-11-16 21:42, 'Kamal Prasad'

3 weeks 5 days ago

A huge amount of food is wasted in recalls due salmonella and e.coli contamination. Thousands of turkeys were bred, fed, raised and slaughtered only to be thrown away. So, in addition to the vast amounts of GHGs they produced while they live, they will produce yet more as their corpses rot in

4 weeks 2 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

4 weeks 1 day ago

please remove me from the email list ... I can't keep up! I appreciate all you are doing. Jamila Lisa Gulick


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