Re: [gardeners] "Terminator" gene

Allen and Judy Merten (
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 01:16:45 -0600

Hi Margaret,
    Hell, it is more like Pandora's Box. This could very well end up being
the HIV or Ebola of the plant world. It is also a blatant attempt to control
all seed crops. Who said big brother had to be the government. Consider the
power this can give to a huge multi- national corporation.
Bastrop Co., Tx
"Always amazed at how dumb science can be"
Margaret Lauterbach wrote:

> 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.
> >Allen
> >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