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 days 7 hours ago

They get a lot of air space! Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of humanity. (Gandhi) On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 6:01 PM sarahaminoff via OSC - Earth Action Campaign wrote: > > The Project Censored radio show on 5G airs around the country, so this >

2 days 9 hours ago

The Project Censored radio show on 5G airs around the country, so this program will be broadcast throughout the week. One hour show all about 5G ! Mickey Huff of Project Censored interviews 1st Kate Kheel of Stop 5G International regarding energy consumption, climate change impacts and so much

2 days 10 hours ago

Sonoma County Climate Activist Network (SoCoCAN!) Networking Meeting Monday, November 30, 2020, 7-9 p.m. Facilitator - Anna Notetaker - (?Who volunteered to do this?) Zoom Host – June Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82954735435?pwd=UysxbXhFcW5LejVwODZETFBoRU12QT09 Meeting ID:

4 days 23 hours 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

6 days 7 hours ago

The electric reach code in Windsor is under threat tomorrow 11/18. Thank you to some quick and amazing youth organizing to help sound the alert! Please call or write if you can! All information below... ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Sunrise Sonoma County Date:

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