Terminator technology / Poll on GE

Michael Miller & Ute Bohnsack burrenag at iol.ie
Fri Jun 12 17:32:57 EDT 1998


| At 03:05 PM 6/12/98 -0400, gardenbetty at earthlink.net wrote:
| >This article reminds me of the story of Cargill Co. and Indian
farmers...
| Many
| >years ago, Cargill offered farmers in India hybrid seeds and all the
| chemicals
| >they needed to grow the food free for three years. After three years,
Cargill
| >announced that they would begin charging the farmers for the seed they
| needed.
| >Those farmers who were unable to afford the hybrid seed (most) lost
their
| >farms because the open-pollinated seed they had saved three years
previously
| >was no longer viable. Guess who bought up all that lost farm land?
| >
| >dawn

Sal <sals at rain.org> replied:
| I asked my friend, a farmer in Iowa why was he planting the gene altered
| soy beans and he said that his seed company just  gave him the seed free



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