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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2005

    Canada moves to threaten world food supply.

    From IPS via Common Dreams:

    LONDON - A group of Peruvian indigenous farmers have prepared an extensively researched counter to a Canadian move to revive 'terminator' seeds.

    Terminator seeds work only once. For a new crop, farmers would have to go back to sellers. These seeds that do not regenerate like normal seeds would work hugely to the advantage of corporations, to the detriment of farmers.

    A United Nations moratorium at present blocks commercialisation of terminator seeds. But a group of countries led by Canada have challenged the UN safety regulation. This has led the Convention on Biological Diversity based in Montreal to open new discussions on relaxing the moratorium on such seeds.

    2 Comments:

    At 10/12/2005 08:47:00 pm, Blogger Jez said...

    One word:Bioterrorism.

     
    At 10/13/2005 09:28:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Certainly bio-extortion

     

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