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Terminator Seed Technology

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 1296-1297

Keywords : terminator seed; transgenic; genetically modified; GURT;

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Terminator technology or genetic use restriction technologies (GURTs) are new bio-technological invention by s to protect the IPRs of their innovations. GURT is a technique that produces sterile seeds by altering the plants genetically for next generation. Terminator seeds have been classified as V-GURT and T-GURT. The terminator technology claims to provide various benefits like protection of intellectual property rights, use of newer and more productive varieties, checking of transgene contamination. But if we see its broad aspect , it surely promotes the growth of MNCs but for the farmers especially in developing countries like India where about 75% of the population depends on agriculture and practice traditional farming depending on their own saved seeds , this technology can cause a threat . GURT technology is clearly a interference of corporate in agriculture sector. Hence, more investigation, discussion and evaluation has to it can be beneficial both for the companies and the farmers especially in developing countries.

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