International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Agriculture and Technology | India | Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Terminator Seed Technology

Bela Joshi

Abstract: Terminator technology or Genetic Use Restriction Technologies (GURTs) are new bio-technological inventions. GURT is a technique that produces sterile seeds by altering the plants genetically for the next generation. Terminator seeds have been classified as V-GURT and T-GURT. The Terminator Technology claims for the protection of intellectual property rights, use of newer and more productive varieties, checking of transgene contamination. But if we consider 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 practices traditional farming depending on their own saved seeds, this technology can cause a threat. GURT technology is clearly an interference of the corporate sector in the agricultural sector. Hence, more investigation, discussion and evaluation should be conducted to make it beneficial both for the companies and the farmers especially in developing countries.

Keywords: GURT, Terminator technology, IPR, Genetically modified crops

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021,

Pages: 1296 - 1297

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