I have come across a MotherJones News article on this very question of
why/how the USDA was involved in the Terminator Gene development/deployment.
Forgive me if it has already been posted here, but I thought you and others
on the list may find it interesting:
From: jill davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, June 22, 1998 2:14 PM
> Speaking of government-run-amok:
> I have seen several postings on sanet-mg referring to the "terminator
>gene" and that the USDA and Delta and Pine Land Co, a Miss. cotten seed
>company, have jointly patented this gene. What is this federal govn't
>agency doing here? This does not fit my paradigm for a government agency.
> Anybody have a clue?
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