A gene in a genetically modified crop plant that stops the plant from setting fertile seed, thus preventing the farmer from saving seed for the next season.
- The controversy over the terminator gene - in which farmers would be unable to save and use seed in subsequent years - shows us just how central the idea of purpose can be in economic policy.
- The issues in terms of poverty, the terminator gene gives corporate control of food.
- The authors also discuss the negative implications that technology such as the terminator gene could have on developing countries.
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