The End Of Food

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  • Thu, Dec 04, 2008 - 10:52pm

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    Damnthematrix

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    Re: The End Of Food

[quote=GnadenAce]

Heirloom seeds produce crops that can be saved and used for seed again next year. Almost ALL of the seed that you buy in stores or from the big seed supply houses are HYBRID seed. They all have "terminator technology" that prevents the crops produced from them from being used as seed for the next growing season.[/quote]

Sorry, but that’s not accurate…..  A hybrid seed is one ‘manufactured’ by a breeder, combining the genes (and not necessarily using GM technology) so that the best features of both combined speciesappear in the result.  The problem with hybrid seeds is that the fruit/pant produced from them will produce seeds, but those seeds will not reproduce the hybrid plant they came from, they will produce one of either of the original species, which could completely useless depending on what they are…..

Terminator genes are ONLY found in GM seeds. 

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