Law May Bar Iraqi Farmers From Replanting Seeds

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The U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq laid down a host of laws covering everything from stock markets to the ownership of new kinds of agricultural crops. An order on agricultural plant varities has provoked protests from activist groups. The law may prohibit farmers from replanting seeds from their own harvest, and it's more restrictive than American laws. Dan Charles reports.



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