GENEWATCH
 
Volume 21 Issue 1-2
 
 
Volume 21 Issue 1-2
Biotech Activism
Jun-Aug 2008
 
Generations Ahead: Genetic Technologies Meet Social Justice
By Samuel W. Anderson
 
Fighting the New Eugenics
By Jaydee Hanson
 
Edging Towards BioUtopia: Human Folly or Paradise?
By Richard Hindmarsh
 
Defying Demolition
By Jodyn Platt, Susan B. King
 
 
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Created in 1999 by the Council for Responsible Genetics, the Safe Seed Pledge helps to connect non-GM seed sellers,distributors and traders to the growing market of concerned gardeners and agricultural consumers. The Pledge allows businesses and individuals to declare that they "do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds," thus assuring consumers of their commitment.
 
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Rapid developments in biotechnology over the last two decades have enabled corporations and scientists to alter nature's handiwork for commercial profit. The patent, a tool originally created to insure that inventors could share in the financial returns and benefits deriving from the use of their nventions, has become the primary mechanism through which the private sector advances its claims to ownership over genes, proteins, and entire organisms.
 
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