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

Hi all, and thanks Diane & Hoai-An for the information in your emails. A Cqouncilmember supportive of the all-electric reach code has alerted that it's very important for the City Council to continue to hear from folks in support of the all-electric reach code for Tuesday's critical vote. There

3 weeks 6 days ago

Hi all, Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone. -------- Original message -------- From: Hoai-An Date: 11/17/19 5:58 PM (GMT-05:00) To: ClimateActivists-SC , OSC Earth Action < osc_eart...@googlegroups.com>, May 1st Coalition < may1st-c...@

3 weeks 6 days ago

[image: Santa Rosa Reach Code.jpg] Hi folks, Once again, I urge you to support the reach code for Santa Rosa this Tuesday, Nov. 19. Also ask any young people you know - particularly who helped organize the big Climate Strike on Sept. 20 to support. Note that as fossil fuel extraction often

1 month 3 hours ago

[image: Santa Rosa Reach Code.jpg] FINAL VOTE on Adopting the All-Electric Reach Code Is Next Tuesday, November 19th! Join us at the Nov. 19th City Council meeting to show the councilmembers that residents want them to lead the way to a climate-safe future by adopting an all-electric reach code

1 month 1 day 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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