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 weeks 6 days ago

Dear friends: We will be delivering the "SONOMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE A CLIMATE CHANGE MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION NOW" petition tomorrow Thursday, 5/31/18 at 4:00 pm at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chamber, 575 Administration Drive, Room 100 A, Santa Rosa, CA. We will

2 weeks 6 days ago

Dear friends: This is the last reminder to get your signatures to us today for the "SONOMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUE A CLIMATE CHANGE MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION NOW" petition. In our first e-mail at the bottom you will find the 3 ways that you can sign the petition. Please be aware

3 weeks 13 hours ago

We are sending this e-mail one more time with the attached petition document in PDF format, so you do not have difficulties opening it. "We are the ones we've been waiting for" DECLARATION: "Climate Crisis Is Already A Major Disaster" ----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Jorge Rebagliati

3 weeks 1 day ago

Thank Kamal for continuing to speak frankly. I am very inclined to agree with you. Also with less animal breeding, wild species could come back and help bring balance to wild interface areas. I do think it will take some time for our culture to adjust. Just as recycling plastic is a transition

3 weeks 2 days ago

http://www.newsweek.com/migratory-birds-bee-navigation-5g-technology-ele... RADIATION FROM CELL PHONES, WIFI ARE HURTING THE BIRDS AND THE BEES; 5G MAY MAKE IT WORSE BY DANA DOVEY ON 5/19/18 AT 9:00 AM "Technology is quite literally destroying nature, with a new report

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