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 3 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 3 weeks ago

Very sad news about a hero of the Climate Change Action movement. I also hope that his sentence will be very mild. He is not the kind of person that our "justice"system needs to punish. We must go beyond turning off valves of a petroleum pipeline or blocking bulldozers, we must create as

2 months 3 weeks ago

I hope to discuss Leonard's conviction with someone in person or by email sometime. I am sad that the jurors, or at least one, did not know better... I hope the sentence is very short... or ideally is community service on educating about heading towards climate solutions... --------

8 months 3 weeks ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] GMOs IN THE NEWS This is the last issue of GMOs In The News. This newsletter will be replaced by an expanded Earth Action In The News. From now on all GMO information will be shared on the Earth Action listserv. OSC will not be using this GMO listserv after today.

8 months 4 weeks ago

موقع اليوتيوب الذي عرض فيديوهات جلسة استماع الكونجرس الأمريكي لمتابعة نشاطات غسل الأموال ونشاطات السعودي معن عبدالواحد الصانع مالك مستشفى وشركة سعد ومدارس سعد بالمنطقة الشرقية بالسعودية ورئيس مجلس ادارة بنك اوال البحريني وتعليق محطة سي ان بي سي التلفزيونية مترجم باللغة

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