terminator-salvationBarbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

I have warned about pending implementation of Terminator technology as a supposed “environmentally friendly solution for widespread contamination by genetically engineered (GMO) organisms” for several years now. First, cause the problem – GMO contamination – then provide the solution via Terminator technology. This is the Hegelian Dialectic in action, folks. Get ready for the next stage in the “total monopoly” game.

Understand that once these suicide seeds are released, there is no going back. We will be left in the position of having to watch as seed viability diminishes due to widespread contamination by the Terminator gene as sterile seeds take over the global seed supply incrementally. 

Brazilian Commission to “Terminate” Seeds This Week

ETC

After promising on World Food Day (October 16) to block legislation that would legalize the planting of Terminator seeds in Brazil, the country’s Judicial Commission is set to approve suicide seeds as a Christmas gift to Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta.

Intense internal and external pressure in mid-October forced the Brazilian Congress to pull back from adopting pro-Terminator legislation, and the Judicial Commission’s Chair pledged never to allow legislation while at his post. Now, the same chair will entertain a motion Wednesday to accept Terminator seeds, making Brazil the first country in the world to defy a 13-year-old UN moratorium on the use of the technology. “If the Commission passes the bill this week,” says Centro Ecológico’s Maria José Guazzelli, “the Congress could make it law after it reconvenes in February. While most of Brazil is celebrating a Christmas birth, the seed multinationals will be celebrating the death of the 10,000-year right of farmers to save seeds.”

If the bill is passed this week (the Judicial Commission meets Wednesday and Thursday), ETC Group expects the Brazilian government to take a series of incremental steps that will orchestrate the collapse of the 193-country consensus moratorium when the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meets for its biennial conference in Korea in October 2014:

First, the government will announce that adoption by the Judicial Commission does not necessarily mean adoption by the Congress. Next, the government will announce that it will limit, through regulation, the application of Terminator technologies to special circumstances and repeat its long-standing support of the UN moratorium. Later, the government will agree that Terminator seeds can be used on GM trees to prevent widespread contamination in the Amazon. This will be described as an environmentally beneficial initiative, disguising the intent to allow the Amazon’s biodiversity to be replaced with GM tree plantations.

Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta – all of whom have pledged to never sell Terminator seeds to farmers – will express their sympathy for the government’s difficult situation regarding the spread of GM tree pollen and agree to act responsibly. Although the 3 companies that control 54% of global commercial seed sales all have a stable of Terminator patents, they will move cautiously to multiply Terminator seeds and prepare them for market over the next 2-3 years.

In the meantime, not wanting to be seen as a “rogue state,” Brazil will propose to “protect” the Biodiversity Convention’s global moratorium by “clarifying language” that will allow states to commercialize Terminator under special conditions such as GM trees or during food security emergencies. This will cue the global seed trade to introduce all of its latest commercial traits only on the Terminator platform – making them available only for seeds that die at harvest time.

The so-called Gene Giants may take advantage of Brazil’s clout in the global South to roll out “Terminator Plus” – next generation “zombie” seeds whose sterility can be reversed via a proprietary chemical bath. This combines the maximum biological monopoly with the maximum corporate profit since companies will not even have to multiply and market seed every growing season.

Already, almost 30,000 people in Brazil and around the world have signed a petition* addressed to the Chair of the Judicial Commission reminding him of his promise not to allow suicide seeds and calling upon the government to honor its commitment to the United Nations. Around the world, peasant and civil society organizations are contacting Brazilian embassies to express their alarm.

For more information and to sign the petition go here: LINK

Consider the recent contamination of a conventional crop of alfalfa by GMO alfalfa. The USDA said so what, and the seed company said to expect contamination. And how about the recent contamination of a conventional wheat crop by GMO wheat? There is also the rice contamination issue in which Bayer Crop science declared that contamination of the world’s rice supply with experimental GMO rice was an “act of God.

Now toss the Terminator into the mix. You go to the feed store, purchase your seed for the coming season’s planting, spend all of your money preparing the soil, planting the seed, and nurturing it, only to discover that a good portion of your crop simply does not come up. Terminator contamination. Then you go to the seed company and say that you think there is something wrong with the seed. The company says prove it. The USDA says so what, expect contamination. Game, set, match.

©2013 Barbara H. Peterson

UPDATE: Brazil’s Judicial Commission has tabled a bill allowing for genetically modified terminator seeds until February 2014, when it will again take up the topic.

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3 Responses to “Brazil Voting on Acceptance of Terminator Seeds”

  1. george says:

    This is all part of the grand plan to depopulate the globe, control all food, agriculture, and money supplies. These sociopaths must be stopped if humanity is to survive. This is no joke people. Terminator seeds? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

  2. CINDY says:

    Boy these Big corporations just won’t be happy until they DESTROY THE PLANET!!

    We as humans on this planet, really need to START the dialogue of : DISMANTLING THE CORPORATE STRUCTURE, before there is NOTHING LEFT OF EARTH!
    By the way: the corporate structure is actually PSYCHOPATHIC IN IT’S DESIGN: NO WONDER OUR WORLD IS SO MESSED-UP!

  3. hawaii is leading the way says:

    Big Island Hawaii just passed and signed bill to allow the first GMO Ban – no new open air cultivation of any new gmo’s.

    big news.