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Monsanto, Agenda 21 and the 'Terminator Gene'

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posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 07:09 AM
In 1999 the biotechnology giant Monsanto decided that they would never commercialise 'terminator gene' technology. This came after much pressure from environmental groups and general world wide opposition. But what is the 'terminator gene'?

US Patent 5723765 (owned jointly by Delta and Pine Land Co and the USDA) issued on March 3, 1998 is stated as:

"A method for making a genetically modified plant comprising regenerating a whole plant from a plant cell that has been transfected with DNA sequences comprising a first gene whose expression results in an altered plant phenotype linked to a transiently active promoter, the gene and promoter being separated by a blocking sequence flanked on either side by specific excision sequences, a second gene that encodes a recombinase specific for the specific excision sequences linked to a repressible promoter, and a third gene that encodes the repressor specific for the repressible promoter. Also a method for making a genetically modified hybrid plant by hybridizing a first plant regenerated from a plant cell that has been transfected with DNA sequences comprising a first gene whose expression results in an altered plant phenotype linked to a transiently active promoter, the gene and promoter being separated by a blocking sequence flanked on either side by specific excision sequences to a second plant regenerated from a second plant cell that has been transfected with DNA sequences comprising a second gene that encodes a recombinase specific for the specific excision sequences linked to a promoter that is active during seed germination, and growing a hybrid plant from the hybrid seed. Plant cells, plant tissues, plant seed and whole plants containing the above DNA sequences are also claimed."

In other words...

Inserting terminator genes into crops would prevent them from producing fertile seeds, meaning farmers would have to buy new seeds, rather than saving part of their harvest to plant next year's crop.

The article goes on to say...

Monsanto said that after consultations with experts and customers, it was making a public commitment never to commercialise sterile seed technologies.

The commitment came in a letter from Monsanto chairman Robert Shapiro to the philanthropic organisation, the Rockefeller Foundation. -

This was in 1999. However, it seems that Delta and Pine Land Co (now owned by Monsanto) never really intended to stop the process of the terminator gene as this quote shows:

"We've continued right on with work on the Technology Protection System [Terminator]. We never really slowed down. We're on target, moving ahead to commercialize it. We never really backed off." - Harry Collins, Delta & Pine Land Seed Co., January, 2000.

This is all part of the United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainable Development depopulation program...

US Patent Office: this where the problem began, in allowing a patent on life. Monsanto’s seeds are protected under an ‘Intellectual Property’ patent; the seeds are good for one season. When a farmer buys Monsanto seed, he also signs the Technology Agreement that stipulates he may not collect seed and replant it. While the farmer is free to plant any type of seed he wishes, the courts have maintained that farmers are not tied to Monsanto seeds in future seasons. However, it is difficult and costly to stop using Monsanto seed once a farmer has planted it because he may not collect and replant the Monsanto seeds collected after harvest, and must buy all new seeds for the new season. Even if a farmer, having once planted GMO seed, then wishing to switch back, faces the issue of “volunteers” (seeds in the ground from the previous planting) which appear and Monsanto has aggressively sued farmers for patent infringement. -

This is not about improving agriculture. This is about steralizing seeds, removing more power and control away from farmers and lining the pockets of the Monsanto fat cats - all the while starving the world into submission.

It is even more worrying that the USDA (who should be safeguarding the rights of farmers) co-own this patent and seem to be dedicated to seeing it implemented.

Watch this space.


[edit on 12/6/10 by LiveForever8]

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:36 AM
First of all is this not only morally wrong, it shouldn't even be legal!
To me this is Monsanto and the USDA declaring war on the WORLD population, protesting isn't enough action is needed!

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 09:59 AM
reply to post by R2JEW2

I agree, what they are doing is criminal.

A great documentary:

The other parts are all available at YouTube.

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 03:15 PM
Giving this a bit of a bump, important stuff.


Part 2
Part 3

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 05:55 PM
This does need a little help to stay at the top! S&F. This is a very important issue moving forward that people need to be made aware of. They will stop at nothing less than total control over the population and their very lives. It's sick and the government is complicite in these plans. Now IS the time for action. The people who support this garbage need to be permanently removed from office and out of business. They are criminals and killers at heart...

posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 08:17 PM
S and F for me too, i dont understand why this isn't getting more attention, yes theirs been so many monstanto threads,

(ive been a LONG time lurker i usually just dont sign on when or post when i go on here for my daily news)\\

Now with all the talk of population control in the media i think we really need to push this monstanto # off the face of the earth, of course "we" usually dont take action and are doin exactly what they want us to be, all talk no walk, atleast haiti.. a 3rd world countty had the knowledge to "burn all Monsanto crops" This is what we need to be doing set monsantos fields afire, even if someone has to sacrafice a lil time in jail (it shouldn't be illega to burn possibly genocidal GMO plants!

[edit on 12-6-2010 by R2JEW2]

[edit on 12-6-2010 by R2JEW2]

posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 12:02 PM
* U.S. lawmakers call for continued ban on biotech alfalfa

* Say USDA has "ignored" regulatory authority

* Say U.S. organic dairy industry threatened

* Related sugarbeet court case delayed

KANSAS CITY, June 23 (Reuters) - More than 50 U.S.
lawmakers are calling on the U.S. Agriculture Department to
keep Monsanto's (MON.N) biotech alfalfa out of farm fields,
despite a Supreme Court ruling this week that cleared the way
for limited planting pending environmental reviews.

The lawmakers said the biotech alfalfa presents too great a
risk to conventional and organic agriculture to ever allow it.

"We believe that the broad regulatory authority available
to you has been ignored, in order to justify deregulation of a
biotech crop that has limited utility to anyone except the
manufacturer," the letter addressed to Agriculture Secretary
Thomas Vilsack said.

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, and Rep.
Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, were joined by 49 other
representatives and five other senators in asking Vilsack to
ensure that Monsanto's genetically engineered alfalfa is not
approved for commercial use.

The alfalfa, which has been altered to tolerate Monsanto's
Roundup herbicide, and is known as "Roundup Ready" alfalfa, was
approved by USDA in 2005 and was planted in limited quantities
around the United States.

But environmental groups and some seed companies sued the
USDA in 2006 and successfully forced the agency to rescind its
approval after a federal court found USDA had violated
environmental law by failing to do a thorough environmental
review before approving the product.-

Once again Monsanto trying to force through one of their products through intimidation and faulty science. Twice it has been banned only for the order to be rescinded.

At least it has been prevented for now, with both sides claiming victory...

Monsanto, which produced the genetically engineered alfalfa, treated the ruling as a victory.

“This Supreme Court ruling is important for every American farmer, not just alfalfa growers,” said David F. Snively, Monsanto’s senior vice president and general counsel. “All growers can rely on the expertise of USDA and trust that future challenges to biotech approvals must now be based on scientific facts, not speculation.”

Opponents of the genetically engineered seeds such as Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, also claimed victory.

“The ban on the crop will remain in place until a full and adequate EIS (environmental impact statement) is prepared by USDA and they officially deregulate the crop. This is a year or more away according to the agency, and even then, a deregulation move may be subject to further litigation if the agency’s analysis is not adequate,” Kimbrell said. “In sum, it’s a significant victory in our ongoing fight to protect farmer and consumer choice, the environment and the organic industry.” -

But I can only see there being one winner in the long run, unfortunately.

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