Noticias e atualizacoes

Fate of Pro-Terminator Bill Uncertain

Dezembro 11, 2013

Brazil’s Judiciary Commission in Confusion: Charges, Counter-Charges and Confrontations

En el Día mundial de la alimentación: Terminator y premios a Monsanto y Syngenta

Outubro 16, 2013

Mientras la ONU celebra el Día Mundial de la Alimentación, en Brasil, la Comisión de Justicia y Constitución tiene el compromiso de legislar sobre una iniciativa de ley que permitiría el uso de la tecnología Terminator (es decir, las semillas suicidas), lo que terminaría con la prohibición nacional de ocho años y constituiría una violación a la moratoria internacional que pende sobre la tecnología anti campesina por antonomasia. En Iowa (Estados Unidos), el 17 de octubre, científicos de Syngenta y Monsanto recibirán elPremio Mundial de la Alimentación por su “sus logros de punta en la biotecnología agrícola.”

Brasil prepara la liberación de Terminator

Outubro 8, 2013

La aprobación al vapor de la ley que permite las semillas suicidas Terminator devastaría a los agricultores y la seguridad alimentaria

Boletín de prensa, 08 Octubre 2013

¿Terminando la soberanía alimentaria en Ecuador?

Abril 17, 2009

Veto presidencial abre la puerta a las semillas “Terminator”

Envía una carta al Presidente de Ecuador, pidiendo que cambie el veto parcial que abre las puertas a las semillas Terminator, en la nueva Ley de Soberanía Alimentaria del Ecuador.

Groupo ETC Boletin de prensa 17 de abril de 2009

Bill to Ban Terminator in Canada re-introduced - Support Bill C-353

Março 3, 2009

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New Democratic Party (NDP): RIGHTS OF CANADIAN FARMERS SHOULD COME FIRST
Atamanenko re-introduces Private Members Bill to ban terminator seed technology

OTTAWA –NDP’s Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) re-introduced his Private Member’s Bill from the last parliament yesterday to ban ‘terminator seed technology’ in Canada.

“The only goal of “Terminator” is to make sure that farmers are forced to buy new seed each season,” stated Atamanenko. “This is a technology where plants with a built in suicide characteristic will still have the ability to cross pollinate with neighbouring crops of the same species and wreak havoc on farmers who haven’t even planted them.”

Bill C-353, the Terminator Seed Ban Act, is designed to protect the right of Canadian farmers to save and re-use seeds by banning the release, sale, importation and use of Variety Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (V-GURTs). More commonly known as “Terminator”, these seeds are genetically engineered to be sterile after the first harvest. The promoters of this technology do not make the claim that there will be any agronomic benefits to farmers.

“We share the conviction that Canada should join the ranks of countries like India and Brazil, whose governments have already legislated bans on this technology in order to protect their farmers,” said Atamanenko.

“Our government needs to make the commitment to our farmers and to the international community that terminator seeds will not be allowed to take root in Canada,”

Since 2005, the federal government has been working against global consensus on banning “Terminator”. It does not recognize the current moratorium and says it will assess the technology on a case-by-case basis – a position which has been rejected by the U.N Convention on Biodiversity.

“The international community would rejoice if Canada were to pass this law. We have an opportunity to bring the world a major step closer to eliminating this detestable technology,” concluded Atamanenko. “I urge Canadians to appeal to the government to support this legislation.”

Impactos Potenciais da Technologia Terminator na Produção Agricola: Depoimentos de Agricultores Brasileiros

Abril 3, 2008

Pesquisa: Impactos Potenciais da Technologia Terminator

Angela Cordeiro, Julian Perez, Maria José Guazzelli
Florianópolis, dezembro de 2007

Pesquisa contratada ao Centro Ecológico pelo Grupo ETC

Comissão de meio ambiente rejeita tecnologia terminator

Setembro 13, 2007

Tecnologia que esteriliza sementes é ameaça à agricultura familiar e aos costumes tradicionais

Tentativa da Indústria de Acabar com o Banimento Nacional do Terminator no Brasil

Setembro 7, 2007

No passado, várias corporações multinacionais de sementes se comprometeram a não comercializar sementes Terminator – mas, sem surpresa, há uma intensa pressão da indústria para revogar a lei nacional brasileira que proíbe sementes suicidas. O projeto de lei número 268 (2007) no Congresso Brasileiro propõe:

- permitir a pesquisa, o registro e o patenteamento de tecnologia de semente estéril;
- permitir a comercialização de plantas Terminator que sejam geneticamente engenheiradas para produzirem fármacos e químicos idustriais;
- dar uma nova definição à tecnologia de restrição de uso genético;
- dar uma nova definição às plantas GM engenheiradas para produzirem fármacos e químicos industriais

EU "Transcontainer" Research Turns Terminator into Zombie

Junho 13, 2007

ETC Group News Release
13 June 2007 www.etcgroup.org
Suicide-Seed Sequel: EU's "Transcontainer" Turns Terminator into Zombie

ETC Group today releases "Terminator: The Sequel," a Communique reporting on new research related to "suicide seeds" and other genetically modified (GM) seed technologies that pose unacceptable threats to farmers, biodiversity and food sovereignty.