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Terminator seeds could mean a few huge corporations totally control the global food supply.
Under pressure from big commercial farms, the Brazilian parliament is about to hold a vote that will allow companies like Monsanto, Bayer, and others to start selling so-called ‘suicide seeds’ to farmers. The genetically modified seeds can only be used once, forcing small farmers into buying seeds from Monsanto or others — literally forever.
The use of these seeds is essentially prohibited under a UN treaty on biodiversity which over 193 countries have signed — including Brazil. But if Brazil overturns its own ban then this will have huge consequences. Poor, small farmers could be locked into a cycle of endless debt and dependency and the rest of the world could be handing control of the global food supply to a handful of companies — the stakes could not be higher.
The parliamentary proposal has already been approved by some key committees and is now hurtling its way to a vote of the full parliament, which could be as as soon as in just a few weeks time — meaning we don’t have long to stop this proposal.
Global Research – The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming