Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Monsanto writes law for Iraq

The May 2008 Vanity Fair article on Monsanto, discussed previously, has another interesting tidbit on page 160: "One of L. Paul Bremer's last acts as head of the Coalition Provisional Authority was an order stipulating that Iraqi 'farmers shall be prohibited from re-using seeds of protected varieties'." The economy has been reduced to chaos, and then it is expected to comply with all IP laws.