Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-13873

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Comment Number: AGW-13873

Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:18 PM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Comment Monsanto

Frances Gatins
2489 Glade Road
Clayton, GA 30525-3112

December 29, 2009

US Department of Justice

Dear US Department of Justice:

A devious part of Monsanto's business model is that their seeds can
cross-pollinate with organic and traditional varieties, destroying their
unique characteristics and infecting them with genetically engineered
chemical dependence or even "Terminator" or "Traitor" technology that
renders seeds sterile, a literal death sentence for seeds maintained
through conventional breeding.   With mass extinctions already occurring
in the plant and animal kingdoms, this is a further unwarranted assault on
the planet's biodiversity.

The same way we protect animal species from extinction, we should protect
plant species, especially the tens of thousands of food varieties, from
companies like Monsanto that are consciously eliminating them.

I urge you to please include in your investigation a consideration of the
importance keeping seeds, the foundation of human life, at least in the
marketplace, if not in the public domain where they truly belong.


Frances Gatins

Updated April 7, 2016

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