Nouvelles et mises à jour

Brazil Aims to Torpedo International Moratorium on Terminator Seeds

Octobre 5, 2015

Farmers’ Rights and Food Sovereignty Under Fire

2nd October 2015, News Release, ETC Group

At a time when just three corporations – Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta – control 55% of the world’s commercial seeds, industrial farming interests in the Brazilian Congress have introduced a bill that aims to overturn the country’s 10-year old ban on Terminator technology – seeds that have been genetically modified to render sterile seeds. The technology is designed to secure corporate profits by eliminating the age-old right of farmers to save and re-plant harvested seeds.

Fate of Pro-Terminator Bill Uncertain

Décembre 11, 2013

Brazil’s Judiciary Commission in Confusion: Charges, Counter-Charges and Confrontations

Good News for World Food Day: Suicide Seeds Are Dead…for the moment

Octobre 16, 2013

In a great bit of news for World Food Day, a key Brazilian congressional committee today withdrew the consideration of legislation that would have allowed the sale and use of Terminator Technology, also known as suicide seeds. The Constitutional Commission of the Brazilian House of Representatives was slated to consider Bill PL 268/2007 this morning, but decided instead to withdraw it from the agenda – taking into account the social concerns raised by the national and international mobilization in opposition to the bill. Further, the President of the Commission pledged that as long as he is at the helm, he will not allow the bill back on the agenda.

Brazil Set to Unleash Terminator Threat

Octobre 8, 2013

October 8, 2013 News Release

Brazil Set to Unleash Terminator Threat

Fast-tracked Legislation to Allow Sterile Seeds Would Harm Farmers, Food Security

President of Ecuador opens the door to Terminator seeds

Avril 17, 2009

Terminating Food Sovereignty in Ecuador? President opens door to Terminator seeds

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Nouveau dépôt du projet de loi interdisant Terminator!

Mars 3, 2009

Demandez au premier ministre d’appuyer le projet de loi C-353. Le Canada doit interdire la technologie Terminator!

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Potential Impacts of Terminator on Agricultural Production: New Study with Statements From Brazilian Farmers

Avril 3, 2008

"Potential Impacts of the Termiantor Technology on Agricultural Production: Statements from Brazilian Farmers"

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Prepared by: Angela Cordeiro, Julian Perez, Maria José Guazzelli

Florianópolis, December 2007

Study contracted to Centro Ecológico by ETC Group

Brazil's Environment Commission Rejects Effort to Roll-back Ban on Terminator

Septembre 13, 2007

On 13 September Brazil's Commission on the Environment rejected , by a vote of 15-4, a bill seeking to overturn Brazil's national law to prohibit Terminator technology. Supported by the biotech industry and agribusiness interests, the bill proposed to allow research and patenting of genetic seed sterilization. Social movements and civil society organizations campaigned against the bill. According to Julian Perez, of the Ban Terminator Campaign in Latin America, "allowing Terminator would weaken our biosafety law and increase the vulnerability of our agricultural system by making our farmers more dependent on a handful of multinational seed companies."

Industry Tries to Repeal Brazil's National Ban on Terminator

Septembre 7, 2007

In the past, several multinational seed corporations have publicly pledged not to commercialize Terminator seeds - but, not surprisingly, there is intense industry pressure to overturn Brazil's national law prohibiting suicide seeds. Bill number 268 (2007) in the Brazilian Congress proposes to: