1 Tahrcountry Musings: Greenpeace slams Australia for promoting GMO seeds

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Greenpeace slams Australia for promoting GMO seeds

Greenpeace criticized Australia on Friday for promoting the experimental use of highly controversial "terminator seeds".Greenpeace says the GMO seeds undermines biological diversity and creates dependence among poor farmers. A very bad dependence on multinational companies to supply them with the seeds. Terminator seeds could spread their genes into conventional crops and make them sterile. Australia has been lobbying hard at the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, in the Brazilian city of Curitiba, to lift the ban on GMO seeds saying it impedes scientific research.

Kudos to Greenpeace.

1 comment:

Martha said...

GMO seeds are a real danger for humanity. It is not simply a question of multinational seed companies fleecing poor countries. Our health is at stake. who knows what mutations this GMOs will bring in the long run. It is a Frankestein.Careful