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 day 14 hours 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-related

2 days 5 hours ago

Please support this effort to put a Moratorium on the clearing of Oak Trees in Sonoma Co. You can do that by contacting Sonoma Co.Board of Supervisors. Email or phone message. The article below pretty much explains the situation. Thanks Christine Hoex Begin forwarded message: From: "Sonoma

2 days 5 hours ago

Dear Kamal: Thank you for being so open about your admiration of Bill Gates and your concerns about the worthiness of Vandana Shiva and Robert Kennedy Junior. I believe that you are sincere about your believe that Bill Gates is a savior of humanity. Personally, I did not know a lot about Bill

2 days 15 hours ago

Hi Jorge, I appreciate your concern and enthusiasm for saving and waking up people, but I am not convinced that I need to watch the presentation. I have carefully watched the documentaries "Plandemic" and "The New Normal" that put forward conspiracy theories regarding COVID and vaccines, and I

3 days 3 hours ago

My apologies, the VTP EIR hyperlink was not going to the document. Thanks for alerting me. Here is the link to the VTP EIR: https://bof.fire.ca.gov/projects-and-programs/calvtp/ It’s on this CCI website page: https://www.californiachaparral.org/threats/cal-fire/ More

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