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 1 week ago

Dear OSC, This is an important notice to post ... from the climate change legal scholar Donald Brown .... All the best , Peace be with you, Jon Anderholm Xun Biosphere Project ------------------------------ From: bounce-177...@lists.iisd.ca on behalf of

2 months 2 weeks ago

Dear Friends of Public Banking, Happy Friday to you all. I want to let you all know that we generally hold our Public Bank Santa Rosa Work Group meetings on the second Saturday of the month. However, due to conflicts in folks schedules, we will not be meeting tomorrow, but will be meeting on

2 months 2 weeks 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-related

2 months 2 weeks ago

http://www.conservationaction.org/no_sb649/ Hi Folks, Sadly most people I talk to don't know that the vote in the Assembly on SB 649 (the cell towers everywhere in CA bill) is supposed to happen this Monday. Tomorrow is the best day to send in faxes. Also, we need to be calling our assembly

2 months 3 weeks ago

Dear osc-earth-action friends: As you get the news about the results from Hurricane Harvey I invite you to ponder why you still have not supported our Climate Change Major Disaster Declaration Campaign. Do you think that Climate Change is not really that important? Do you believe that you are

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