Control of the seeds is a clear objective of transnational corporations, because who controls them, holds the key to the entire food chain. Transgenic seeds are the paradigm of this corporate governance, in addition to the strong concentration of market, they are also patented, that makes illegal the ancestral right of peasants to save seeds and return them to plant in the next harvest. Monsanto and other companies have already legally exercised this violation against dozens of farmers contaminated in United States and Canada, who have sued for illegal use of its patented genes. According to a report by the Center for Food Safety of United States, to the 2005 Monsanto had already claimed more than 15 billion dollars in 90 lawsuits of this type. Terminator and its clones even so, agribusiness companies go for more, even if patents are a tool for its monopoly, it involves detecting alleged illegal use and undertake trials. Why they devised the Terminator technology, to make sterile in second generation seeds and automatically compel all need to buy new companies for each sowing seeds.
This phenomenon happens mostly in United States and other northern countries already (without using Terminator, only by having imposed hybrids that do not maintain the level of production after the first harvest). What is this dependency on commercial seed It forced farmers in that country to continue buying GM seeds even if they yield less, are more expensive, and used more chemicals: simply could not do anything else. In the South instead, there are 1400 million male and female peasants using their own seeds to produce food and forage. Clip of new laws on seeds, introduction of transgenic and as a final blow, Terminator, is threatening forms of life of these peasants, so nobody more, nor in the North or South, can save their own seeds. After the first version of Terminator, which was patented in 1998 as a whole by the United States Department of agriculture with the Delta & Pine Company (now developing become property of Monsanto), emerged many other versions of this suicida-homicida technology, since almost all of the companies that produce agrotransgenicos, since that is the future that avizoran to apply to all GMOs.