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Re: Monsanto takes Seminis Seeds: US outlaws seed saving by Iraq farmers

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Monsanto takes Seminis Seeds: US outlaws seed saving by Iraq farmers
  • From: Michael Yount csf@moscow.com
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 16:20:53 -0800
  • Mail-followup-to: Michael Yount , community_garden@mallorn.com

On 26 Jan 10:34, chelseaxmolli wrote:
> -------forwarded message----
> there is nothing in it that I saw that disallows farmers from 
> continuing to exchange seed and planting materials from non-patent seeds.
> http://www.export.gov/iraq/pdf/cpa_order_81.pdf

Article 15, paragraph B (on page 22 of the PDF file) states:

"Farmers shall be prohibited from re-using seeds of protected varieties
or any variety mentioned in items 1 and 2 of paragraph (C) of Article 14
of this Chapter."

GRAIN's full report, of which we saw an excerpt earlier, is available at

The report seems to imply that patented varieties are more readily
available in Iraq than locally adapted varieties.  Do the farmers have a


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