[Homestead] Iraqis forbiden to save seeds.
tonihawr at msn.com
Sat Nov 27 19:06:57 EST 2004
> >As part of sweeping "economic restructuring" implemented by the Bush Administration in Iraq, Iraqi farmers will no longer be permitted to save their seeds.
> >----- Original Message ----- From: Wendy<mailto:crazygardens at nationi.net>
> > Has anybody heard anything about this? This kind of stuff makes me sick. Wendy
Yes, Wendy, "somebody" has - I've been screeching,
bitching, griping, moaning, groaning and otherwise
trying to make myself heard for about 10 years now
in this list and others saying *exactly* what has
'come to your attention' ... sigh ... *Again* - if
you're not saving your own seeds, then start, and
so far Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA has
been trying to *do* this on an going basis for
about *26* years since they saw the problem long
before * I * did - there are several other 'small'
seed companies (Johnny's Selected Seeds, Seeds
of Change I *think*) that are doing the same thing.
*Heirloom*/*open-pollinated* varieties are what
people should be growing - and saving what their
great-grandparents/grandparents grew if they are
lucky enough to have such ....
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