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

Press Release For Immediate Release From Sonoma County Climate Activist Network (SoCoCAN!) ### Santa Rosa, CA Sonoma County Climate Activists Community Summit It’s Up To Us! Sonoma County Climate Activist Network (SoCoCAN!) invites you to join our coalition of groups and concerned individuals for

2 months 4 weeks ago

Please share this announcement with your mailing lists and friends. If you have not registered, please do that now using this form. Thank you! Please RSVP here: FORM Sonoma County Climate Activists Community Summit: It's Up To Us! Sunday, March 15, 1:30-6:00 PM Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific

2 months 4 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-relate

2 months 4 weeks ago

Upcoming Climate Actions [image: XRSFBay Logo] We had a terrific action in Oakland last week, as we demand that JP Morgan Chase stop financing fossil fuels. See the event story with fantastic photos here. ------------------------------ Chase Bank, Oakland, Feb. 28. (Photo: Ace Muroga) See

3 years 8 hours 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.

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