Nouvelles et mises à jour
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!
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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"
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:
Juin 13, 2007
Même si les États ont réitéré et renforcé le moratoire des Nations unies sur Terminator (les technologies de restriction génétique, ou GURT) en mars 2006, des chercheurs du public et du privé préparent une nouvelle génération de semences-suicide – des plantes GM (génétiquement modifiées) dont la fertilité peut être activée ou désactivée par des commutateurs chimiques
Juin 1, 2007
On June 1, 2007 the United States Justice Department gave the green light for Monsanto's $1.5 billion takeover of the world's largest cotton seed company, Delta & Pine Land (D&PL) -- the US company that developed and patented the world’s first Terminator seed technology.