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 6 days ago

Hello Friends of Public Banking, Public Banking Bill AB 857 is slated to head to the Assembly floor this Thursday for a vote. We need all hands on deck for folks to call their assemblymember first thing tomorrow at their capital office and ask for an Aye vote on AB 857. Please see more on this

1 month 11 hours ago

wow - sharing --- Warmly, Roni www.OurGreenChallenge.org "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 2019-05-18 , wrote: The article in the

1 month 13 hours ago

Stranded Assets: Fossil fuel companies are some of the richest and most powerful in the world...on paper. But they have a huge problem coming down the pipeline, one that could render them worthless. #YEARSproject https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=462236231181012 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?

1 month 2 days ago

Thank you, Emerald, for posting my comments on radioactivity in the Pacific and even making excuses for my not getting it done. -- Larry Harper From: Emerald Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:19 PM To: OSC - Earth Action Campaign

1 month 2 days 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

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