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 days 21 hours ago

#AlbertsonsLoveTheUgly Where The Fork Is Your Ugly Produce, Albertsons? Project Drawdown lists the top 100 solutions to reduce carbon in the atmosphere in the book "Drawdown" and on their web site. Astonishingly, food waste ranks #3 out of 100 on that list. Changing how we eat is one of the

4 days 34 sec ago

I think that most of us have met but if that’s not the case, Hi- I’m the Initial Instigator of Prop 37 and was on the Steering Committee for Measure M. (by the way…GREAT job on M, you guys…rocking it!). Nice to virtually meet or (or re-meet) you. It's that time of year again when we get to

4 days 16 hours ago

Our press release was published on Popular Resistance news with a great photo. https://popularresistance.org/occupy-sonoma-county-holds-climate-change-... On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:58:46 AM UTC, Emerald wrote: > > [image: Occupy Sonoma County] > > PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE

4 days 19 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

1 week 4 days ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From Occupy Sonoma County Contact: Peter Ochs at 707-877-6650 or OSCEvent@OccupySonomaCounty.org to arrange an interview. (Please do not publish this name or email address.)​ ​Graphic images can be downloaded from our

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