Re: [gardeners] "Terminator" gene

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 06:41:39 -0700

At 09:42 PM 11/18/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi Liz,
>    Didn't I read just recently that the terminator gene application was
>turned down.
>Bastrop Co.,Tx

A group of international scientists (the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research) banned that technology from their
crop-breeding programs.  U.S. members remained silent during the
discussion.  The patent has been issued, Allen, it's just a question of
when and where the genie leaves the bottle.  Margaret