11 Apr '11, 4pm

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Have Major Control Over Large Global Seed Bank in Norway

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , and our Millions Against Monsanto page . My first experience with the perils of large scale seed banks was the scandal that erupted over the Fort Collins collection in the mid 1980s. Journalists had published stories dramatically detailing the grossly negligent manner in which deposits to the seed bank were treated. Numerous seed deposits were spilling out onto the floors of the facility, the facility was woefully understaffed, there was no testing of the seed and a virtually complete failure of required regeneration - in short a seed saving disaster. A legal petition by my organization to rectify the decision seemed to get the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) attention. But when no real action resulted we litigated. I was a very active member of that legal team. As suc...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22985.cfm

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