posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 08:26 AM
You people need to relax. If we can tweak DNA to make a seed unable to germinate, don't you think we can also tweak a plant to make it sterile?
Like someone else mentioned, we have had seedless varieties for years, and somehow, wild populations have not been wiped out.
In it's current state, yes the seeds are a horrible idea. All they need to do though is produce a strain whose pollen would be sterile, or
genetically incompatible with any other strain, then the genetic material would not be able to spread.
I'd be willing to wager that they're working on it as we speak.
Edit to add-
Besides, there is only talk of the "terminator" strain pollinating, and affecting wild seed. Why does no one speak of wild strains pollinating, and
affecting "terminator" seed? Because then it wouldn't sounds as alarmist
[edit on 8-3-2007 by phoenixhasrisin]