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Ban Terminator Campaign
The Ban Terminator Campaign seeks to promote government bans on Terminator technology at the national and international levels, and supports the efforts of civil society, farmers, indigenous peoples and social movements to campaign against it.

Terminator technology refers to plants that have been genetically modified to render sterile seeds at harvest - it is also called Genetic Use Restriction Technology or GURTS. Terminator technology was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the United States government to prevent farmers from saving and re-planting harvested seed. Terminator has not yet been commercialized or field-tested but tests are currently being conducted in greenhouses in the United States.

The Ban Terminator Campaign's steering committee includes several organisations: AS-PTA (Assessoria e Serviļæ½os a Projectos em Agricultura Alternativa), ETC Group (Action group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration), GRAIN, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, ITDG (Intermediate Technology Development Group), Pesticide Action Network - Asia and the Pacific, Third World Network and Via Campesina.

Website: www.banterminator.org [new window]

Ban Terminator Campaign
431 Gilmour St
Second Floor
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2P 0R5

email: contact@banterminator.org

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