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

 
1 week 6 days ago

A huge milestone ahead of the Global Climate Strike [image: Fossil Free Digest] Dear Emerald, Breaking news this morning: We’ve reached $11 trillion USD divested from fossil fuels! With 22 new commitments reported today including Catholic bishops’ organizations in the Philippines, Eastern

2 weeks 4 hours ago

Please share this announcement with your mailing lists and friends. Download this flyer to post on bulletin boards. Thank you! Occupy Sonoma County Presents UNITED STATES OF DISTRACTION MEDIA MANIPULATION IN POST-TRUTH AMERICA (AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT) Monday, September 23, 7-­9 pm

2 weeks 1 day ago

Hello. Please read up on the problems with the proposed 5G and what it will do to the planet. Please sign the petition and forward it on to others to sign and send it on. thanks Begin forwarded message: From: Arthur Firstenberg Subject: 5G Space Appeal – News,

2 weeks 2 days ago

RISE UP……. The Whole World be on FIRE Such beautiful Works w Trathen abiding DAILY ACTS Both the Animals & Trees be cryin truly serious FACTS Daily Acts Matter ! Rising Up for Climate Change Requiring Action as Almighty Faction NOW Rearrange Let us be Lovin & Laughin as WE Embrace this

2 weeks 2 days ago

Hi everybody: The e-mail below from GreenMedinfo has information on the deployment of the 5G systems and a link to a petition to stop that harmful technology. Best regards, Jorge Climate Change Emergency Declaration Campaign "We are the ones we've been waiting for" DECLARATION: "Climate

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