Controlling seeds: International delegation comes to Saskatchewan

Author
Darrin Qualman
2005 Article cover
 

National Farmers Union President Stewart Wells said that the Canadian government’s picture of the future is one based on Terminator Technology that creates seeds that won’t grow, and on Terminator legislation that creates seeds that farmers can’t plant. “It’s crazy to base our food system on seeds that won’t grow,” said Wells, “and equally crazy to strip citizens of their age-old right to save and re-use seed and to confer that right onto a foreign transnational notorious for punishing farmers.”