This is invasion of the world through manipulation in agriculture. Inserts a gene in the seeds that gets activated at a particular point of time in the crop cycle. As crops bloom and blush caressed by nature the gene get activated and makes the seeds sterile. The seeds cannot be used for cultivation. Farmers would have to knock at the doors of the seed companies for every crop they sow. Over 1.5 billion farmers depend on farm saved seeds presently.
Inserts a genetic switch that genetically programs the crop to accept the fertilizer and pesticides only of particular company.
Now BT-Brinjal. The seeds inserted with the gene of the bacteria Bacillus Thuringieusis which produces a protein acting as a pesticide. More crops they say. Will the pesticide injected in the brinjal go in to body of man who eats it? They, its propagators, say no but there is no confirmed testing or results.
For different pests other bacteria to be added in the seeds? Nobody knows.
The bacteria can do some reaction with the DNA of the humans. Some Scientists say. Then why go for the BT-Brinjal?
Monsanto, the global giant is the seed producer of this BT-Brinjal. For every seed the farmer has to go to them. Once the BT-Brinjal is allowed all local varieties will be destroyed and the bio-diversity will end there.
Do we need this much quantity of brinjal? Can’t we produce our requirement with more scientific way of cultivation other than the Terminator Technology? Sure We can.
Monsanto, Astra Zenaca, Delta & Pine Land are some of the seed companies minting money by monopolizing seed selling.
Do we need to fall into the hands of these killer gene companies or sustain our bio-diversity and survive?