US Occupation in Syria Distributes Harmful Wheat Seeds in al-Hasakah
Laboratory analysis proves that these Turkish-origin seeds, distributed by the US occupation, constitute a serious threat to agriculture in the region.
SANA news agency said that laboratory analysis reports at the Syrian Ministry of Agriculture proved the invalidity of Turkish-origin wheat seeds, provided by the US occupation forces through the so-called US Agency for International Development (USAID) to farmers in several areas in the Qamishli countryside.
The Director of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform in al-Hasakah, Saeed Hajji, said that the directorate sent a sample of wheat seeds provided by the US occupation to the Ministry of Agriculture's labs.
Reports found that they are not suitable for cultivation due to the high rate of nematodes, which reached 40%, which constitutes a threat to agriculture in the region since its effects will be harmful and could worsen over time.
Hajji warned farmers in the countryside of Qamishli and the region against dealing with these Turkish-origin seeds, calling to destroy them and not to plant them given that their damage will last for years and will trigger agricultural pests that will jeopardize any investments in the lands.
The al-Hasakah Farmers Union also warned the people and farmers against the seeds, requesting not to deal with them.