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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Your Tax Dollars at Work Building Iraqi Feedlots

From our "good friends" at Agrilife News....
A recently established international partnership will focus on developing a “strong and viable beef and lamb feedlot industry” for Iraq, according to project participants.

The partnership between the Inma Agribusiness Program, U.S. Agency for International Development, and U.S. and Iraqi governmental agencies, universities and agribusiness groups and individuals will bring new private-sector economic opportunities to Iraq, they said.

“Through a combination of technical and financial support, the partnership will work toward making Iraq a top beef and lamb producer within the Arab world,” said Dr. Ma’ad Mohammed, Inma project coordinator for the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture of the Texas A&M System, a key program participant.

2 comments:

Bea Elliott said...

As the animal industries spread their tentacles throughout the world... I can't help but think at some future point - the planet will be engulfed with manure and slaughterhouses. :(

Denbeath said...

This is just sickening. Thanks for shining the light on this issue.

Many Blessing to you Ana.