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

3 years 2 months ago

[image: Moms Across America] Moms Across America Occupy -- ACTION ALERT! [image: OHEA.jpg]The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) of 1100mg per day for the chemical glyphosate to be adopted into regulation in Title 27,

3 years 2 months ago

Hi all, Because my Living situation is very unstable at this time I don't think I'll be able to grow plants for the July plant sale. I might not have a home two weeks. The county has found out I live here and I have found out that my home is illegal. I think I will need help packing things.

3 years 2 months ago

Please see the petition that GMO Free USA is putting out to get Home Depot and Lowes to not carry GMO grass. I don't know if you guys are marching, but it would be great to get as many signatures as possible before July. Thanks! Pamm Larry Director, 530 570 6872 pla...@labelgmos.

3 years 2 months ago

In November last year Occupy Sonoma County expanded our GMO campaign to include climate change, climate justice, toxic chemicals, and other Earth-related topics. We changed the name of the GMO Campaign to Earth Action Campaign. At that time we started a new listserv for Earth Action and kept

3 years 3 months ago

Can't See This Message? View in a browser [image: This is the logo] [image: Saturday, May 27] at the Community Seed Exchange, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol Monarchs and Milkweed: Can the Monarch Butterfly Be Saved from Extinction? 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Monarch


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