Adam Fannin used his pulpit to promote conspiracy teaching that Genetically Modified foods are problematic. In the course of this short clip, he also lied about “terminator genes.” He says:
“They actually put what’s called a terminator gene in the corn so it cannot reproduce itself. Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound natural!”
The truth is that there are no terminator genes in anything grown today. Wikipedia says
“The technology was developed under a cooperative research and development agreement between the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and Delta and Pine Land company in the 1990s, but it is not yet commercially available.”
Monsanto says on their website:
Myth: Monsanto sells “Terminator” seeds.
Fact: Monsanto has never commercialized a biotech trait that resulted in sterile – or “Terminator” – seeds. Sharing the concerns of small landholder farmers, Monsanto made a commitment in 1999 not to commercialize sterile seed technology in food crops. We stand firmly by this commitment, with no plans or research that would violate this commitment.