Saturday, April 04, 2009

Seed it

From : Richard SullivanInstitute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS)

We are writing to invite you to endorse April 26 as International Seeds Day (ISD) to educate the public at your city about patent seeds, genetically modified food, agribusiness under globalization and Order 81.People worldwide acknowledge the sixth anniversary of the Iraq War on March 19/20. But many don’t know of another war taken place in Iraq. It is the war against Iraqi farmers and the future of agriculture.

April 26 (2004) marks the fifth anniversary of the issuing and signing of Order 81 (see full text below) by Paul Bremer, the administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) who was appointed in 2003.Order 81 gives full rights to American agribusiness corporations such as Monsanto to control the future of Iraqi seeds and agriculture, prohibits Iraqi farmers from reusing their traditional seeds and forces them to buy seeds and Agricultural material from USA companies.

Endorsers will participate in some or all of the following:

* publicize April 26 as an International Seeds Day (beginning on March 23) on the Internet, via email, postage mail and/or in their events.* organize teach-ins or any other event they see fit on April 26 to educate about patent seeds, the future of agriculture, terminator seeds technology and Order 81* help publicize the International Seeds Day (ISD) through alternative and mainstream media as well as post the list of events taken place on April 26 worldwide beginning on March 31 through alternative and mainstream media on Internet, distribute via emails and announce in public events.We greatly appreciate your help in making ISD a worldwide success.Cordially,Richard SullivanInstitute of

Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS)
P.O. Box 425125
Cambridge, MA. 02142 USA
Tel: 1 (617) 86-INEAS (864-6327)
Website:* Order 81- Full text:

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