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Corporate control - primalseeds
Preventing farm saved seed An estimated 1.4 billion of the world's poorest people now depend for their survival on farm saved seed ... that is, bred and sold to farmers each year, rather than being replanted from farm saved seed. Replanted seed is dynamic, co-evolving with an adaption to the local ecosystem. There is a ...
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Each player has a ... term. According to Fowler and Mooney (1990), Agricultural diversity cannot be saved without saving the farm community. Conversely, communities must save their agricultural diversity in order to retain ...
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hybrid vs open pollinated seeds
The development of hybrid seed enabled the beginning of the commercial seed market. Farmers were persuaded to buy new hybrid seed each season, replacing the traditional practice of farm-saved seed, due to the "hybrid vigour" which can improve yields. Hybrid seed is also known as "high response" seed. These ...
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GRAIN | Publications | All GRAIN's publications
'UPOV (16 February 2007 - GRAIN Briefing) The end of farm-saved seed? Industry's wish list for the next revision of UPOV (16 February 2007 - GRAIN ... (July 2006) Seedling - Laxmamma (July 2006) Seedling - Sharing diversities, ploughing possibilities (July 2006) Seedling - Seed battles intensify in Europe (July 2006) Seedling - Towards the adoption of a national framework ...
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CL 121/5
Affirming also that the rights recognized in this Treaty to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed and other propagating material, and to participate in decision-making regarding, and in the ... be interpreted to limit any rights that farmers have to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seed/propagating material, subject to national law and as appropriate. PART IV - THE MULTILATERAL SYSTEM ...
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GeneWatch UK - Terminator technology - Sterile seed to prevent farmers using saved seed
As such it clearly has social and economic implications for the millions of poor farmers in developing countries who rely on farm-saved seed for survival. ... . An earlier position paper by the International Seed Federation, representing the world's largest seed producers who stand to benefit from an end to farm-saved seed, shows that Terminator technology is far ...
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IELRC.ORG - The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
An important consequence of the Treaty is that guidance concerning the management of CGIAR ... the negotiators had to provide between the interests of developed and developing countries, big private seed companies and small farmers and a number of other actors in between. Endnotes Res. 4 ...
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International News on Genetic Engineering in Agriculture - 1998/09/01
American Home "Monster" Terminator Technology is the Verminator, a new chemically activated seed killer. The Verminator kills seeds - in one of the invention's claims - by switching ... poor people depend on farm-saved seed for their food security. The farmers involved often grow their food under unfavourable conditions of little commercial interest to global seed companies. Thus, the farmers ...
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Say No To GMOs! - April 2004a
Monsanto." At a farmer meeting at her Applecheek Farm last night in Hyde Park, Vermont, Judy Clark spoke with ... their crops from seeds purchased from the company, leaving no room for seed saving or exchange. Farmers growing farm-saved seed will have to sell their crops outside of the non-GM stream, unless ...
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Say No To GMOs! - 2007 Updates
Crops Slow to Gain Global Acceptance Debate Rages Over Genetically Modified Crops The End of Farm-saved Seed? Industry's Wish List for the Next Revision of UPOV Mystery Fungus Hits Bt ... Key Monsanto Patent Rejected Federal Judge Orders First-Ever Moratorium On Sale Of Genetically Altered Seed Judge Mulls Making Alfalfa Ban Permanent Judge Prohibits Planting of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Federal ...
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