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 2 weeks ago

I have to echo Michael--I have no idea how I got included in a private email thread like this. Please remove me asap. I very much appreciate your work on climate change, but if I were you I'd be embarrassed that you're having this private dialogue in front of strangers. I have no idea who you

2 months 2 weeks ago

If the link is not working, please email Clerk of the Board; address is: co...@arb.ca.gov . Thank you! On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 4:42 PM Laurie-Ann Barbour < lauri...@theclimatecenter.org> wrote: > I got the same message as Alexa :- ( > > Laurie-Ann Barbour > Administrative Manager > > > >

2 months 2 weeks ago

Agreed - more lead time and sample letter would have been great. The call to action came to me on Tuesday, but I didn't get around to forwarding it until yesterday. I will let the sender know. Thanks for letting us know about CARB accepting comments on methane control in CAFOs. On Thu, May

2 months 2 weeks ago

Resending this just in case: If the link is not working, you can also email Clerk of the Board; address is: co...@arb.ca.gov . Thank you! On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:19 AM Martha Turner wrote: > Also can email Clerk of the Board; address is: co...@arb.ca.gov > - Martha

2 months 2 weeks ago

Worked for me this time! Alexa On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 7:21 AM Hoai-An Truong wrote: > Hi Alexa, please try again. Perhaps it was down for maintenance. I just > tried this link and it worked. > > > https://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bcsubform.php?listname=act2019&comm_p...

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