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The Green Party endorses International Seeds Day on April 26, asks for repeal of Order 81 which makes Iraqi farmers dependent on US firms

h/t to my co-blogger Ian Wilder at onthewildersidecom:

The Green Party of the United States has endorsed International Seeds Day (ISD) on April 26, which will mark the fifth anniversary of the passage and signing of Order 81 by Paul Bremer, administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

Order 81 prohibits Iraqi farmers from reusing seeds harvested from new varieties introduced in Iraq and registered under the law.… Read more ...