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

 
1 month 4 weeks ago

Stranded Assets: Fossil fuel companies are some of the richest and most powerful in the world...on paper. But they have a huge problem coming down the pipeline, one that could render them worthless. #YEARSproject https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=462236231181012 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?

2 months 1 day ago

Thank you, Emerald, for posting my comments on radioactivity in the Pacific and even making excuses for my not getting it done. -- Larry Harper From: Emerald Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:19 PM To: OSC - Earth Action Campaign

2 months 1 day 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 1 day ago

[image: A mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content - Prof. Rattan Lal (small).jpg] Hi folks, Carbon farming removes large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and sequesters (stores) it in the soil, which helps REVERSE climate change. Please - call your representatives TODAY to support

2 months 1 day ago

I received a reply to my original post here that Pacific Ocean and local fish is not as dangerous as I stated. I asked them to share their letter to me on here but we are all so busy so I am doing it myself to encourage discussion and to have full transparency. I am also including my response

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