Wednesday, March 02, 2005

saving seeds illegal?????

as a gardener and seed saver this is especially disturbing....amazing how we are planning for the people we went to "liberate"

Saving seeds in Iraq: Pay Monsanto or starve
..........A new report by GRAIN ( and Focus on the Global South has found that new legislation in Iraq has been carefully put in place by the US that prevents farmers from saving their seeds and effectively hands over the seed market to transnational corporations.This is a disastrous turn of events for Iraqi farmers, biodiversity and the country's food security. While political sovereignty remains an illusion, food sovereignty for the Iraqi people has been made near impossible by these new regulations.

New Iraq Law Outlaws Saving Seeds! Requires Licenses!by repost Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 at 10:49 AM

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