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

1 week 17 hours ago

Hi folks, I know you're not in South Bay - but it's our best chance to reduce transportation emissions in South Bay for the next YEAR. Transportation is the #1 source of emissions in the county. We could use your help! Please sign this letter by Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action to the VTA

1 week 1 day ago

Please support Sonoma County Conservation Council and Sierra Club by attending the annual Holiday Networking & Awards Party on December 5th, to honor Woody Hastings as the Environmentalist of the Year, and Pat & Ted Eliot for Lifetime Environmental Achievement. And with good food, drink &

1 week 2 days ago

Read about the Global Hunger Strike, COP25 and the science that underpins XR’s urgency. Also, words from the Amazon, Russia, and the New York Times. [image: XR-logo-4col-Black-Linear] (See here for web version, sign up here) Dearest rebels, it’s been a time of quiet but intense struggle on the

2 weeks 13 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

2 weeks 14 hours ago

It's time to strike. [image: XRSFBay Logo]Occupy: see you in the streets this week! ------------------------------ Solidarity Action & Thanksgiving Hunger Strike Thursday, November 28 |10:00am - 3:00pm Since November 18, 2019, members of Extinction Rebellion Washington DC have been on strike


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