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To: Into the Vortex
Muawiyah said

“Not concerned at all. Arabs were the first folks in the world to successfully improve the wild breeds of coffee and make them palatable. It’s THEIR STUFF.”

Excuse me, but coffee was originally discovered in Ethiopia when a herder saw the animals responding to eating the beans of the coffee plant. So it does not belong to the Arabs, since they were not the discovers. I am sure Ethiopians want proper compensation for unpaid utilization of their country's plant genome stock.

Magooey

46 posted on 01/01/2008 1:42:09 PM PST by magooey (stop the bs, fight the war!)
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To: magooey
Ethiopians would have slaughtered such animals lest they fall over dead and then be inedible (some societies just won't eat roadkill you know).

This jumping animal story is just a folktale.

49 posted on 01/01/2008 1:46:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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