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.


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

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Dear Sonoma County climate activists! It’s happening right here in Santa Rosa: Rally in Solidarity with Climate Strike on Sept 20th from noon to 2 pm at Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square! The grown-ups are creating the setting; the program will be youth-led. We are told that Courthouse Square

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Just a reminder - please mark your calendars for the Sept 20 youth climate strike. Greta Thunberg and other youth groups are asking the adults to join in striking for climate all that week - Sept 20 to Sept 27. Please join your local strike, and keep an eye out for any other climate related

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[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

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For your information, I am enclosing a copy of an Open Letter from Climatologist José Javier Hernandez Ayala, a professor at Sonoma State University. Climate Change saying of the week: CLIMATE CHANGE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU WHILE YOU ARE MAKING OTHER PLANS. Jorge Rebagliati Climate Change


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