ETC Group responds to Purdue University's recent efforts ... promote genetic seed sterilization - Terminator technology - as an environmental protection technology

It is revisionist history, and a cynical strategy, to suggest that Terminator was developed as a biosafety tool.

ETC Group is alarmed and insulted by the campaign to promote Terminator as a biosafety mechanism. It is unacceptable and dangerous to suggest that agriculture is dependent on genetic seed sterilization as a method for minimizing genetic pollution from genetically modified plants.

The promotion of Terminator seeds as a "green" solution to GM pollution is the Trojan Horse of biotechnology. If Terminator technology wins market acceptance under the guise of biosafety, it will be used as a monopoly tool to prevent farmers from saving and re-using seed.

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