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 2 weeks ago

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2 months 2 weeks ago

I don't kill humans, and I've made it a practice not to kill animals either. I'll put my life and health on the line for other people before I will other animals, but I do act to try to convince others to also give up both behaviors. More general exploitation is trickier, particularly with

2 months 3 weeks ago

More and more people are become aware of the harm that animal agriculture causes the environment. https://www.ecowatch.com/asheville-vegan-challenge-2573932074.html

2 months 3 weeks ago

Study on which the article is based: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6392/987 Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-da...

2 months 3 weeks ago

Yes Chris and I both limited our meat consumption. Tom On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 12:24 PM, Rebel Fagin wrote: > I only could participate at home for when I am working I take whatever > food I am offered if I am offered food. That said I continued my same diet > with smaller

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