TERMINATOR SEEDS: Monsanto's effort to teminate free trade around the world, to terminate the rights of small farmers everywhere, to terminate the rights of the public to safe food and a safe environment.
Monsanto is considering using what’s known as terminator technology on a wide-scale basis. These are seeds that have been genetically modified to “self-destruct”, meaning the seeds and the forthcoming crops are sterile. Farmers would be forced to buy them again each year.
When it comes to the implications that terminator seeds could have on the world’s food supply -- the traits from genetically engineered crops can get passed on to other crops, and often do. Once the terminator seeds are released into a region, the trait of seed sterility could be passed to other non-genetically-engineered crops, making most or all of the seeds in the region sterile.
Not only would this mean that every farm in the world could come to rely on Monsanto for their seed supply, but if the GM traits spread it could destroy agriculture as we now know it.