Mother Lode Chapter
Sierra Club

GE Committee


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Genetic engineering (also called transgenic or genetically-modified) refers to a process that takes genetic material from an organism and artificially inserts it into an entirely separate organism.  This could never occur in nature.


For example, genes from fish have been inserted into strawberries.  Genes from bacteria have been inserted into corn, soy beans, and cotton.


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The Genetic Engineering (GE) Committee works to educate consumers and businesses about the perils of genetically engineered food, trees, and fish.


More information about genetic engineering and the Sierra Club’s perspective on genetic engineering is available on the National Sierra Club's Genetic Engineering website: 


Contacts for the Mother Lode Chapter GE Committee:

Carroll Nast

Margo Praus


Links to Center For Food Safety


Join the Sierra Club Biotech Forum Listserv on GE issues.