[Homestead] Iraqis forbiden to save seeds.
tvoivozd at infionline.net
Sun Nov 28 16:30:09 EST 2004
> At 11/27/2004 02:23 PM, you wrote:
>> Has anybody heard anything about this? This kind of stuff makes me
>> As part of sweeping "economic restructuring" implemented by the Bush
>> Administration in Iraq, Iraqi farmers will no longer be permitted to
>> their seeds. Instead, they will be forced to buy seeds from US
>> corporations -- including seeds the Iraqis themselves developed over
>> hundreds of years.
> Do you have a URL for this?
> becidawa at hctc.com
> tvoivozhd---Forgot exactly when---sometime after `1997 the British
> passed a law making it illegal for gardeners and farmers to save
> heirloom seeds. Don't know its present status. I doubt such a law
> would be enforcible in Iraq---they seem an uruly lot and everyone
> carries a Kalashnikov unless they feel the grenade launcher or a 90 mm
> mortar tube stashed in their bedroom closet would be more appropriate.
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