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

 
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Green New Deal could be the best news ever for food & farming—but only if we speak up! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ [image: I'm an image] [image: Facebook] [image: Twitter] Watch the #GreenNewDeal livestream. And invite your friends! Want to know what all the #GreenNewDeal (GND) buzz is about?

3 weeks 3 days ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] ​EARTH ACTION IN THE NEWS HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OCCUPY SONOMA COUNTY! MAY 2019 BE THE YEAR THAT ALL OF HUMANITY WAKES UP TO THE URGENCY OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND JOINS TOGETHER TO LOVE AND HEAL OUR PRECIOUS MOTHER EARTH. Welcome to the people who have joined

3 weeks 4 days ago

Here's an article that covers some of this: http://inthesetimes.com/article/21632/green-new-deal-alexandria-ocasio-c... Merlin On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 3:15 AM Emerald wrote: > OSC received this tweet (on Twitter) from Naomi

3 weeks 5 days ago

OSC received this tweet (on Twitter) from Naomi Klein: "Occupy Sonoma County, you really need to read the 11 absolutely shocking pages of the #greennewdeal. I want a green new deal, but this plan funnels vast sums into opaque private hands, creates a dangerous ‘smart grid’, gives unlimited

1 month 1 day ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] ​EARTH ACTION IN THE NEWS HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OCCUPY SONOMA COUNTY! MAY 2019 BE THE YEAR THAT ALL OF HUMANITY WAKES UP TO THE URGENCY OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND JOINS TOGETHER TO LOVE AND HEAL OUR PRECIOUS MOTHER EARTH. Welcome to the people who have joined

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