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:
ANA – Articulação Nacional de Agroecologia
FASE - Federação de Órgãos para a Assistência Social e Educacional
FBSSAN - Fórum Brasileiro de Soberania e Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional
GEA - Grupo de Estudo em Agrobiodiversidade
Movimento dos Pequenos Agricultores
Plataforma Dhesca Brasil
Rede de Mulheres Negras para Segurança Alimentar
Rede Ecovida de Agroecologia
Terra de Direitos
Via Campesina Brasil