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

1 month 1 week ago

Deadline extended to Monday 8/10. PLEASE SIGN ON YOUR ORGANIZATIONS! Thanks! Hi folks, Over 70 organizations have signed onto the CEC Building Electrification Sign on Letter, which is great. If your organization has not signed on yet, it's not too late. Sierra Club is making a push to get to

1 month 1 week 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

1 month 2 weeks ago

Pandemic relief and dealing with the climate crisis are competing for limited funds. This is yet another reason to support a state public bank next year! And Jane in particular - and anyone who supports divestment should be on board with public banking. It is one of the ONLY ways large instituti

1 month 2 weeks ago

Update: Please also call Senator Monning 916.651.4017 asap by Wed! Yes on AB345 for Environmental Justice! For more info: Thanks! #YesOnAB345 #NoDrillingWhereWereLiving !!! On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 10:04 AM Hoai-An Truong wrote: >

1 month 2 weeks ago

Please make 3 quick calls today. Yes on AB345 for Environmental Justice! #NoDrillingWhereWereLiving! ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Linda for Mothers Out Front California Date: Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM Subject: Speak up now! It's do or die for our key


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