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As soon as the US took over Iraq, it became clear its interests were not limited to oil. In 2004, Paul Bremer, the then military head of the Provisional Authority imposed as many as a hundred laws which made short work of Iraq’s sovereignty.
The most crippling for the people and the economy of Iraq was Order 81 which deals, among other things, with plant varieties and patents. The goal was brutally clear-cut and sweeping — to wipe out Iraq’s traditional, sustainable agriculture and replace it with oil-chemical-genetically-modified-seed-based industrial agriculture.
With a single stroke of the pen, Iraq’s agriculture was axed, while Order 81 facilitated the introduction and domination of imported, high-priced corporate seeds, mainly from the US — which neither reproduce, nor give yields without their prescribed chemical fertiliser and pesticide inputs.
Originally posted by MadMax7
reply to post by Nyiah
Relax. Your stirring yourself up over a report not a reality.
One thing is certain in this world.
95% of what we worry about never happens
3% is of no real consequence when it does
2% we cannot change anyway.
That's a much better way to live.
Why are so many people on ATS falling victim to fear and worry and borderline insanity?
Can someone answer that?