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Terminate the Terminator

WEBNOTE: This petition is no longer active. Thanks to your letters and phone calls, the UN is not yet supporting the Terminator Technology


Consumer, farmer, and environmental organizations across the globe are mobilizing to stop the legalization and commercialization of the controversial Terminator Gene Technology, whereby seeds are genetically engineered to become sterile or commit suicide after one growing season. The Monsanto corporation and the biotech industry support the Terminator Technology, because it will force many of the 1.4 billion farmers around the world to stop saving their seeds and instead to purchase patented seed varieties from the Gene Giants.

In addition, scientists are concerned that genetic pollution from Terminator crops will lead to killing off a wide range of crops and plants, as Terminator pollen and seeds are spread by the wind, insect pollinators, and commercial seed co-mingling and transportation. After a massive international campaign in 1998, Monsanto Corporation announced they were shelving plans to commercialize the Terminator, while the United Nations (UN) called for a global ban. But on 2/11/2005 renewed efforts to overturn the worldwide ban were launched at a UN conference in Bangkok. Learn more by following links on the right-hand navigation bar on this page and sign petition below:

SIGN PETITION TO UNITED NATIONS
Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity
413 St-Jacques Street, 8th floor, Office 800
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2Y 1N9
Tel: +1-514-288-2220 Fax: +1-514-288-6588
Email: secretariat@biodiv.org URL: http://www.biodiv.org

 

 


Questions regarding this issue:
Email Craig at the Organic Consumers Association

Note: If you have problems submitting the data on this petition form, it is due to high traffic levels on this website. You can also submit your petition information directly via email. Also, if you are outside of North America, you can sign the petition by sending all of the contact information requested above to:
Craig at the Organic Consumers Association


 


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