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

 
2 months 2 weeks ago

Yes Chris and I both limited our meat consumption. Tom On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 12:24 PM, Rebel Fagin wrote: > I only could participate at home for when I am working I take whatever > food I am offered if I am offered food. That said I continued my same diet > with smaller

2 months 2 weeks ago

I only could participate at home for when I am working I take whatever food I am offered if I am offered food. That said I continued my same diet with smaller amounts of beef in the chillie and fewer pieces of chicken (2) per meal. I will most likely continue like this. - Rebel On Thu, May 31,

2 months 2 weeks ago

Dear friends: We will be delivering the "SONOMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE A CLIMATE CHANGE MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION NOW" petition today Thursday, 5/31/18 at 4:00 pm at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chamber, 575 Administration Drive, Room 100 A, Santa Rosa, CA. We will

2 months 2 weeks ago

Today is the last day of the May Meat Challenge. Please share your experiences and feedback. How did you participate? What did you learn? What improvements would make this better next year?

2 months 2 weeks ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] ​EARTH ACTION IN THE NEWS Welcome to the people who have joined recently. Our Earth Action listserv membership is now 200. This is a simple weekly newsletter. Your participation is encouraged. Please share information and actions about climate change,

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