Sunday, October 17, 2004
It's the paper money game enforced with guns and fists.
Fascism should more properly be called corporatism,since it is the merger of state and corporate power.
- Benito Mussolini
IRAQ'S NEW PATENT LAW: A DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST FARMERS
by Focus on the Global South and GRAIN
Full Article here.
When former Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) administrator L. Paul Bremer III left Baghdad after the so-called "transfer of sovereignty" in June 2004, he left behind the 100 orders he enacted as chief of the occupation authority in Iraq. Among them is Order 81 on "Patent, Industrial Design, Undisclosed Information, Integrated Circuits and Plant Variety."
What it will actually do is facilitate the penetration of Iraqi agriculture by the likes of Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer and Dow Chemical - the corporate giants that control seed trade across the globe.
The new patent law also explicitly promotes the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) seeds in Iraq. Despite serious resistance from farmers and consumers around the world, these same companies are pushing GM crops on farmers around the world for their own profit.
In some countries like India, the 'accidental' release of GM crops is deliberately manipulated , since physical segregation of GM and GM-free crops is not feasible. Once introduced into the agro-ecological cycle there is no possible recall or cleanup from genetic pollution .
Pushing for these "reforms" in Iraq has been the US Agency for International Development, which has been implementing an Agricultural Reconstruction and Development Program for Iraq (ARDI) since October 2003.
The goal of ARDI in the name of rebuilding the farming sector is to develop the agribusiness opportunities and thus provide markets for agricultural products and services from overseas.
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Sewing the seeds of destruction; end notes…..
USAID assists Iraqis in reconstructing their country by working with Iraq's interim government. USAID programs are implemented in coordination with the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund
Can you say NEW WORLD ORDER? It's like traveling down the wrong road and burning the bridges behind us!
See also: Monsanto employees and government regulatory agenciesemployees are the same people! [TM&SC]
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
- Thomas Jefferson
One of the principal but little known operations of the Rockefeller Foundation has been its techniques for controlling world agriculture. Its director, Kenneth Wernimont, set up Rockefeller controlled agricultural programs throughout Mexico and Latin America. The independent farmer is a great threat to the World Order, because he produces for himself, and because his produce can be converted into capital, which gives him independence. [Whale]
At the end of this world, when God cleanses the earth by fire, the proud will be burned as stubble and the meek shall inherit the earth. [TM&SC]
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