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

 
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Here is a video of the 4-line song we will sing at 2 PM at the climate march: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKcA9LS8Qpc On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:33 PM, Hoai-An wrote: > Hi folks, > > PREP for Sept 8 Climate March: > > The organizers are planning TWO moments of crowd

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Hi folks, PREP for Sept 8 Climate March: The organizers are planning TWO moments of crowd solidarity: a moment of silence at 11 AM, and a very short song at 2 PM. If you are going, read the attached flyer at the bottom for details. Please participate. Also, WHENEVER the crowd chants or sings

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https://www.happycow.net/ is another great resource for finding plant-based restaurants all over the world! Kamal -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------ - http://blog.sciencesquare.com - http://kamalprasad.com 'Live

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[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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[image: 350 Bay Area Logo] This short week is packed with ways to take climate action. It is also the last week before the world leaders arrive in the Bay Area for the Global Climate Action Summit. Now is the time to show them what we're made of. Will we see you at any of these awesome events?

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