We've had fresh evidence recently that the people behind Monsanto either don't consider the possible negative consequences of their products or don't care. I would think the last thing we would want is to become dependent for our food supply on Terminator technology, i.e. plants that produce sterile seeds which force farmers to go back to — guess who? — Monsanto for the seed to produce next year's crop. What if there are other unforeseen consequences of the tricks scientists have played to create these seeds that don't become evident until the legacy seeds, the ones that work the way nature intended, are hard to come by? We know from previous history that seeds have a way of winding up in fields other than the ones in which they were planted.
Red Jenny alerts us to the re-introduction of a private member's bill I can get behind. It would effectively outlaw Terminator technology in Canada. Jenny's post has links you can follow if you want to support this legislation or even just learn more about the issue. The Canadian government has been carrying water for Monsanto and in support of Terminator seeds on the international stage for quite a while, going back at least as far as the Paul Martin government. The NDP and the Bloc are already in support of banning Terminator seeds but if the Liberals are going to get on board, I'm betting it will take a lot of yelling and screaming to get their attention.