Nouvelles et mises à jour
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.
Décembre 11, 2013
Brazil’s Judiciary Commission in Confusion: Charges, Counter-Charges and Confrontations
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.
Octobre 9, 2013
October 9, 2013
Octobre 8, 2013
Avril 17, 2009
Terminating Food Sovereignty in Ecuador? President opens door to Terminator seeds
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Mars 3, 2009
Demandez au premier ministre d’appuyer le projet de loi C-353. Le Canada doit interdire la technologie Terminator!
Pour plus d'information: www.rcab.ca/terminator
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"
Prepared by: Angela Cordeiro, Julian Perez, Maria José Guazzelli
Florianópolis, December 2007
Study contracted to Centro Ecológico by ETC Group
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."
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: