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 3 weeks ago

SONOMA COUNTY CLIMATE ACTIVIST NETWORK MEETING Monday, July 29, 7:00-9:00 PM. Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa 95401 Facilitator: June Notetaker: Eve Scroll down for notes from last meeting on April 29 Every group in the network - please send one or more people to

1 month 4 weeks ago

[image: Zero Waste Symposium - flyer.jpg] The North Bay Zero Waste Symposium is coming up! A fast-paced, one-day event where attendees will network and discuss issues such as increasing food recovery, drafting ordinances such as a single-use plastics ban, building better recycling infrastructure

2 months 3 days ago

Thank you Woody. I am in Kentucky until August. Will get involved however I can when I am back in Sonoma County. Jo On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 5:23 PM Woody Hastings wrote: > Hi All, > > Thanks to all who helped defeat the gas station proposal at 116 & Stony > Point. In case

2 months 3 days ago

Hi All, Thanks to all who helped defeat the gas station proposal at 116 & Stony Point. In case you have not heard, our strong showing at the June 25 public meeting freaked them out and the proposal was withdrawn on July 8. I want to make sure you are all aware that there is another gas station

2 months 4 days 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

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