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'Terminator technology' move condemned

Terminator Seeds

Progressio - www.foe.co.uk
Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

An alliance of leading environment and development organisations has
condemned Australia, Canada and New Zealand for attempting to open the door
to Terminator technology, a form of genetic-modification that would make
seeds sterile and threaten the livelihoods of small-scale farmers.

Canada accused of evading seed moratorium

Terminator Seeds

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
By Dennis Bueckert

Canada and a few other rich countries are being accused of undermining an international moratorium on controversial terminator seeds, which are genetically engineered to produce sterile crops.

Critics say the terminator seeds give biotech companies a foolproof way of protecting their patent rights -- which has been difficult -- but would increase farmers' costs.

At a conference in Spain under the framework of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, negotiators last week passed a recommendation to permit testing of the seeds.

Terminator use called into question

Terminator Seeds

Thursday, October 27, 2005

LONDON/LIMA, UK/Peru - Indigenous farmers in Peru, the birthplace of the potato, have slammed a move to overturn a UN moratorium on using genetically modified "Terminator" technology in agricultural production.

Genetic Use Restriction Technology, commonly known as Terminator, means that food plants could be genetically modified so that their seeds are rendered sterile, thus preventing farmers from reusing harvested seed.

'Suicide Seeds' Could Spell Death of Peasant Agriculture, UN Meeting Told

Terminator Seeds

Published on Thursday, January 26, 2006 by OneWorld.net

by Haider Rizvi

UNITED NATIONS - Groups fighting for the rights of peasant communities are stepping up pressure on governments to ban the use of genetically modified ''suicide seeds'' at UN-sponsored talks on biodiversity in Spain this week.

...genetically modified crops...offer the promise of fat profits for their developers, marketers, and political supporters while threatening farmers with lean times and consumers with ill-health.

Terminator Threat Looms

Terminator Seeds

Intergovernmental meeting to tackle suicide seeds issue

ETC Group
News Release
20 January 2006
CBD's Working Group on 8(j) Meets in Granada, Spain 23-27 January

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