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Food as a Weapon - The Rape of Iraq

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Paul Bremer put new US-mandated laws into effect in April '04. Iraq had kept its precious natural seed varieties in a seed bank in the town of Abu Ghraib. Sometime during the early part of the occupation the seed bank vanished. Patent protected GM seeds were introduced to Iraqi farmers by the Ministry of Agriculture. Once farmers began using the seeds, under Order 81, they would be forced to buy new seeds every year from

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