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Genetically Engineered “Terminator Seeds”. Death and Destruction of Agriculture | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization May 26, 2015

Posted by sandyclaus in Copyright and Trademark Enforcement, Food Culture, Futurist.
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This article was first published by Global Research in January 2013

The widely held belief is that genetically modified ‘terminator seeds’ are not available on the commercial market anywhere. Since 2001, there has been a de facto worldwide moratorium on the use of terminator technology (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). By definition, such seeds are genetically engineered to make them sterile and unusable for replanting, resulting in farmers having to buy new seeds from a central supplier each year.

Under Article 28 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights  (the TRIPS Agreement), “planting, harvesting, saving, re-planting, and exchanging seeds of patented plants, or of plants containing patented cells and genes, constitutes use,” and is prohibited by the intellectual property laws of signatory states

via Genetically Engineered “Terminator Seeds”. Death and Destruction of Agriculture | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization.

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