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 17 hours ago

Dear friends; After attending the 2/4/19 meeting of SOCOCAN, I realized that in order to make our Climate Change Action activism more effective and to choose our action options better, we must firm up our position about 2 key concepts: 1) HUMANITY CAN SAFELY RELEASE MORE GHG INTO THE ATMOSPHERE

1 week 3 days 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-relate

1 week 5 days ago

Dear friends: The October 2018 IPCC Report, organization considered by many the Climate Change Action Bible, was actually too "conservative" by advising that humanity has more time to pollute the atmosphere with more Greenhouse Gases (GHG): humanity actually does not have more time to pollute.

1 week 6 days ago

XR is entering a new phase! Read on for exciting events coming up in February, reports on recent actions, and much more! [image: XR-logo-4col-Black-Linear] Welcome to the 12th Extinction Rebellion newsletter! >Web version here< January, and with it the process of root-growth and foundation

2 weeks 2 days ago

Please take me off your email list! I've tried various ways to do so! Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8, an AT&T 5G Evolution smartphone -------- Original message -------- From: Emerald Date: 1/31/19 2:33 AM (GMT-08:00) To: OSC - Earth Action Campaign

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