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

 
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2 weeks 2 days ago

Thanks for the links, and Kamran's critique. I appreciate the Green Party GND's simultaneous attention to a 'functioning democracy' and reigning-in the military industrial complex in particular. Not clear how we could accomplish GND goals otherwise. Love this as the takeaway from the In These

2 weeks 2 days ago

DRAFT AGENDA. SONOMA COUNTY CAN MEETING, FEB. 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa Facilitator: Anne Jacopetti 7:00 Introductions: name and group with brief check-in- 7:10 Review Agenda, assign timekeeper, notetaker 7:15 Group Reports, including

2 weeks 3 days ago

[image: Occupy Sonoma County] ​EARTH ACTION IN THE NEWS HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OCCUPY SONOMA COUNTY! MAY 2019 BE THE YEAR THAT ALL OF HUMANITY WAKES UP TO THE URGENCY OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND JOINS TOGETHER TO LOVE AND HEAL OUR PRECIOUS MOTHER EARTH. Welcome to the people who have joined

2 weeks 3 days ago

Below is the next Drawdown event flier for a wonderful presentation PLUS empowered action steps for pursuing local Climate Emergency Resolutions like Berkeley, LA etc,. Well worth attending. We have also done some outreach for a DRAWDOWN/Pachamama presentation in Santa Rosa and we are seeking

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