OT - Terminator Seeds and Food Control of Food Supply

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Surprised this is so out in the open.


Without Y2K, there's trouble ahead.

-- Gregg (g.abbott@starting-point.com), November 02, 1999


Gregg, see the appropriate archive at the preps forum--there are several recent interesting threads on GM/GE foods and additional links too.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), November 02, 1999.

Here's the URL; "Find" or "Search" for GM:

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-one-category.tcl?topic=TimeBom b%202000%20%28Y2000%29%20Preparation%20Forum&category=Food%20%2d%20Gro wing%20%26%20Gardening%20Tips

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), November 02, 1999.

Above CNN Link indicates "Not Found or Not Allowed". Anyone able to Hot Link...Thanks

-- Larry (Rampon@cyberramp.net), November 02, 1999.

Just go to www.cnn.com and go down to the lower sections to find the article.

-- Gregg (g.abbott@starting-point.com), November 02, 1999.

Terminator technology is not the only thing we have to be watchful of. These companies (Monsanto, Astra and Seneca to name a few) are also genetically modifying seeds that require CTAs or chemical trait activators requiring the seed purchaser to also purchase the chemical cocktail enabling the seed to grow properly.

A different twist on the power play to strangle and control our global food supply.

-- OR (orwelliator@biosys.net), November 02, 1999.

I planted some tomatoes, lettuce, etc. in my yard. I bought seeds from local nursery. Are all or most seeds sold at nursery, Lucky... terminator seeds? I'm amateur and like to understand how these seeds are worse than non-hybrid seeds? They seem to grow and produce fine. Does it mean my vegetables will eventually die off and I can't use their seeds to grow more vegetables? Please explain to me. Thanks

-- Debbie (debw@aol.com), November 03, 1999.

Debbie, So far...(!) the Terminator technology and the newer CTA technology are only used for commercial crops. Small comfort, since Monsanto supplies about 80% of the world's soybean seeds, and soybeans are the most widely and variously used crop in the world. Most people in the world are eating commercially grown food rather than that from their back yards. AND, (more bad news yet..) These companies are attempting, and have succeeded in several countries, to patent these technologies for ALL food crops, not just the relatively few commercial crops that have been put into "production".

For a larger view, start looking into large chemical companies in general. Many are direct or indirect descendants (can you spell B-A-Y-E-R ?) of I G Farben, the WWII German company that manufactured zyklon B, the gas that was used in the concentration camp "showers".

These trans-national companies manufacture the pesticides and herbicides that now saturate our air and soil, fertilizers (many from municipal sludge containing numerous chemical toxins, heavy metals and dioxin), and the pharmaceutical drugs that keep us "healthy". These same companies are the ones that have purchased seed companies around the world and reduced the availability of traditional and heirloom seed varieties by an estimated 90% in the last 10 years.


-- Joe (paraflyr@cybernet1.com), November 03, 1999.

Future farming: Government to market 'terminator' seeds

Good source for more info:


Several good articles here:

Search results for "terminator technology"

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), November 03, 1999.

Lumen Foods now has non-GM soy protein--and their stuff is quite good!

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), November 03, 1999.

Lumen Foods now has non-GM soy protein--and their stuff is quite good!


-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), November 03, 1999.

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