The story may be a year old but is one that I had not seen discussed anywhere else. L. Paul Bremer may have been gone a while now but this is one of
the measures that was introduced under the CPA on his watch.
This is not nuts. This is simple patent rights. A compnay produces a product, here its genetically modified seeds, they sell it under a contract of
limited use. Therefore, you have to pay a licsense to re-use the seeds, and are breaking the law if you don't.
Indeed, this has been going on in iraq for quite some time now. I think this is the third thread in ATS alone over the course of three months
or so one the topic.
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