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If you haven't been to this site, try it out. There is plenty of data presented to back up the claims the author is making. I hope y2k can somehow stop this.
-- James Chancellor (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 06, 1998
All the more reason to stock up on non-hybrid seeds and support organizations like Abundant Life Seeds, which seeks to keep old seed stocks alive.
The terminator technology is aimed specifically at third world farmers too, so that instead of following good farming practice and saving seed, they'll have to go back to the company. Echos of Nestle and baby formula all over again.
-- Karen Cook (email@example.com), November 07, 1998.
I'm not sure where I read it but, the Terminator patent has come up against some fierce opposition in recent weeks....doesn't look like it's likely to happen,...or at least not until Y2K starts absorbing its ability to do its worst...Wish I could remember the reference...I'll have a look around and see what I cn find.
-- Donna Barthuley (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 07, 1998.
Additional comments on this on the thread, "New frontier in agribusiness," this BBS, NOv. 3.
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), November 07, 1998.
I wish I had the smarts and equipment/programs (?) to hack into Monsanto (seed terminator scam) and destroy their computer system.
Students: Consider this your term project.
Grad students: Consider this your disseration "assignment."
This post is for informational and educational puposes only. I would never encourage anyone to break any of the laws our munificent government has passed in the name of the "general welfare" (whatever).
-- wannabe (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999.
I stand on record as being hopeful that some of the farmers are able to file a class action suit and shut this amoral company down. I just fear that Y2K won't happen fast enough to slam the lid on this Pandora's box :-(
-- Tricia the Canuck (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.