The Comission of Constitution and Justice of the Brazilian Deputy Chamber: No to Terminator, No to suicide seeds! Against the Bill 268/2007

The Comission of Constitution and Justice of the Brazilian Deputy Chamber: No to Terminator, No to suicide seeds! Against the Bill 268/2007

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      ActionAid Brasil

In the week that we celebrate the World Food Day, an extremely serious bill threats food and nutritional sovereignty and security in Brazil. A bill, ( PL ) No. 268/2007 filed by Rep. Eduardo Sciarra - PSD / PR, allows exemptions to the ban on Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs, commonly referred to as Terminator) imposed by Brazil’s Biosecurity Law and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. If passed, this bill will allow the production and marketing of GM “suicide” seeds – seeds genetically engineered to be sterile in the second generation –  forcing farmers to buy new seeds for every planting cycle.

Even worse is the potential for suicide seeds to contaminate farmers’  seeds that were not engineered for sterility.
It is crucially important to send a strong message to the members of the Commission on Constitution and Justice (CCJ) tasked with assessing the bill’s constitutionality, urging them to reject the bill. 

This is a campaign organized by:

ActionAid Brasil

ANA – Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia

AS-PTA

Centro Ecológico

Centro Sabiá

CONTAG

Cooperativa AECIA

Cooperativa Econativa

FASE - Federação de Órgãos para a Assistência Social e Educacional

FBSSAN - Fórum Brasileiro de Soberania e Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional

FESANS/RS

Grupo ETC

GEA - Grupo de Estudo em Agrobiodiversidade

Movimento dos Pequenos Agricultores

MMTR-NE

MST

Multirão Agroflorestal

Plataforma Dhesca Brasil

Rede de Mulheres Negras para Segurança Alimentar

Rede Ecovida de Agroecologia

Terra de Direitos

Via Campesina Brasil

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    • Brad Van Os SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • 3 months ago

      Please, No.

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    • Michael Fisher CHORLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      I am opposed to Bill 268/2007 and my signature expresses that opposition.

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    • Autumn Brook BOWDOIN, ME
      • 3 months ago

      Do Not change your decisions about the harm these seeds have created. This decision will be a marker to all decion makers humanitarianism.The UN must remain vigilant of its International moratoriums against both experimental and commercial use of GURTS It has great respect from around the world and may be the few of remaining countries that produce the only food SAFE enough to eat.

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    • Seed Banksy HERNE BAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      "GM “suicide” seeds - forcing farmers to buy new seeds" This is a disgrace and should not be allowed in any country!

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      • 6 months ago

      No to MONSTERANTO !

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