by F. William Engdahl
December 4, 2007
One thing Microsoft founder Bill
Gates can't be accused of is sloth. He was already programming
at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard.
By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as
the world's richest man from being the largest shareholder in his
Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de
facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers.
In 2006 when most people in such a
situation might think of retiring to a quiet Pacific island, Bill
Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation, the world's largest 'transparent' private
foundation as it says, with a whopping $34.6 billion endowment and a
legal necessity to spend $1.5 billion a year on charitable projects
around the world to maintain its tax free charitable status.
A gift from friend and business
associate, mega-investor Warren Buffett in 2006, of some $30
billion worth of shares in Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway put the
Gates' foundation into the league where it spends almost the amount
of the entire annual budget of the United Nations' World Health
So when Bill Gates decides through the Gates Foundation to invest
some $30 million of their hard earned money in a project, it is
worth looking at.
No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project
in one of the world's most remote spots, Svalbard. Bill Gates is
investing millions in a seed bank on the Barents Sea near the Arctic
Ocean, some 1,100 kilometers from the North Pole.
Svalbard is a barren piece of rock
claimed by Norway and ceded in 1925 by international treaty (see
On this God-forsaken island Bill Gates
is investing tens of his millions along with,
the Government of Norway, among
...in what is called the 'doomsday seed
Officially the project is named the
Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of
Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard island group.
The seed bank is being built inside a mountain on Spitsbergen Island
near the small village of Longyearbyen. It's almost ready for 'business' according to their releases.
The bank will have dual blast-proof
doors with motion sensors, two airlocks, and walls of
steel-reinforced concrete one meter thick. It will contain up to
three million different varieties of seeds from the entire world,
'so that crop diversity can be conserved for the future,' according
to the Norwegian government. Seeds will be specially wrapped to
There will be no full-time staff, but
the vault's relative inaccessibility will facilitate monitoring any
possible human activity.
Did we miss something here?
Their press release stated,
'so that crop diversity can be
conserved for the future.'
What future do the seed bank's sponsors
foresee, that would threaten the global availability of current
seeds, almost all of which are already well protected in designated
seed banks around the world?
Anytime Bill Gates, the
Monsanto and Syngenta get together
on a common project, it's worth digging a bit deeper behind the
rocks on Spitsbergen. When we do we find some fascinating things.
The first notable point is who is sponsoring the doomsday seed
Here joining the Norwegians are, as
the Bill & Melinda Gates
the US agribusiness giant
DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred, one of the world's largest owners of
patented genetically-modified (GMO) plant seeds and related
Syngenta, the Swiss-based major
GMO seed and agrichemicals company through its Syngenta
the Rockefeller Foundation, the
private group who created the "gene revolution with over
$100 million of seed money since the 1970's
CGIAR, the global network
created by the Rockefeller Foundation to promote its ideal
of genetic purity through agriculture change.
CGIAR and 'The
As I detailled in the book, Seeds of Destruction,
in 1960 the Rockefeller Foundation,
John D. Rockefeller III's
Agriculture Development Council and the Ford Foundation
joined forces to create the International Rice Research Institute
in Los Baños, the Philippines.1
By 1971, the Rockefeller Foundation's
IRRI, along with their Mexico-based International Maize and Wheat
Improvement Center and two other Rockefeller and Ford
Foundation-created international research centers, the IITA for
tropical agriculture, Nigeria, and IRRI for rice, Philippines,
combined to form a global Consultative Group on International
Agriculture Research (CGIAR).
CGIAR was shaped at a series of private conferences held at the
Rockefeller Foundation's conference center in Bellagio, Italy.
Key participants at the Bellagio talks
the Rockefeller Foundation's
Ford Foundation's Forrest Hill
Robert McNamara of the World
Maurice Strong the Rockefeller
family's international environmental organizer, who, as a
Rockefeller Foundation Trustee, organized the UN Earth
Summit in Stockholm in 1972
It was part of the foundation's decades
long focus to turn science to the service of eugenics, a hideous
version of racial purity, what has been called The Project.
To ensure maximum impact, CGIAR drew in
the United Nations' Food and
Agriculture Organization, the UN Development Program and
the World Bank. Thus, through a
carefully-planned leverage of its initial funds, the Rockefeller
Foundation by the beginning of the 1970's was in a position to shape
global agriculture policy. And shape it did.
Financed by generous Rockefeller and Ford Foundation study
grants, CGIAR saw to it that leading Third World agriculture
scientists and agronomists were brought to the US to 'master' the
concepts of modern agribusiness production, in order to carry it
back to their homeland.
In the process they created an
invaluable network of influence for US agribusiness promotion in
those countries, most especially promotion of the GMO 'Gene
Revolution' in developing countries, all in the name of science and
efficient, free market agriculture.
engineering a master race?
Now the Svalbard Seed Bank begins to become interesting. But
it gets better.
'The Project' I referred to is
the project of the Rockefeller Foundation and powerful financial
interests since the 1920's to use eugenics, later renamed genetics,
to justify creation of a genetically-engineered Master Race.
Hitler and the Nazis called it the
Ayran Master Race.
The eugenics of Hitler were financed to a major extent by the same
Rockefeller Foundation which today is building a doomsday seed vault
to preserve samples of every seed on our planet. Now this is getting
The same Rockefeller Foundation created
the pseudo-science discipline of molecular biology in their
relentless pursuit of reducing human life down to the 'defining gene
sequence' which, they hoped, could then be modified in order to
change human traits at will.
Hitler's eugenics scientists, many of
quietly brought to the United States after the
War to continue their biological eugenics research, laid
much of the groundwork of genetic engineering of various life forms,
much of it supported openly until well into the Third Reich by
Rockefeller Foundation generous grants.2
The same Rockefeller Foundation created the so-called Green
Revolution, out of a trip to Mexico in 1946 by
Nelson Rockefeller and former
New Deal Secretary of Agriculture and founder of the Pioneer Hi-Bred
Seed Company, Henry Wallace.
The Green Revolution purported to solve the world hunger problem to
a major degree in Mexico, India and other select countries where
Rockefeller worked. Rockefeller Foundation agronomist, Norman
Borlaug, won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work, hardly something to
boast about with the likes of Henry Kissinger sharing the same.
In reality, as it years later emerged, the Green Revolution was a
brilliant Rockefeller family scheme to develop a globalized
agribusiness which they then could monopolize just as they had done
in the world oil industry beginning a half century before.
As Henry Kissinger declared in
'If you control the oil you control
the country; if you control food, you control the population.'
Agribusiness and the Rockefeller Green
Revolution went hand-in-hand. They were part of a grand strategy
which included Rockefeller Foundation financing of research for the
development of genetic engineering of plants and animals a few years
John H. Davis had been Assistant Agriculture Secretary
under President Dwight Eisenhower in the early 1950's. He left
Washington in 1955 and went to the Harvard Graduate School of
Business, an unusual place for an agriculture expert in those days.
He had a clear strategy.
In 1956, Davis wrote an article in the
Harvard Business Review in which he declared that,
"the only way to solve the so-called
farm problem once and for all, and avoid cumbersome government
programs, is to progress from agriculture to agribusiness."
He knew precisely what he had in mind,
though few others had a clue back then - a revolution in agriculture
production that would concentrate control of the food chain in
corporate multinational hands, away from the traditional family
A crucial aspect driving the interest of the Rockefeller Foundation
and US agribusiness companies was the fact that the Green Revolution
was based on proliferation of new hybrid seeds in developing
markets. One vital aspect of hybrid seeds was their lack of
reproductive capacity. Hybrids had a built in protection against
Unlike normal open pollinated species
whose seed gave yields similar to its parents, the yield of the seed
borne by hybrid plants was significantly lower than that of the
That declining yield characteristic of hybrids meant farmers must
normally buy seed every year in order to obtain high yields.
Moreover, the lower yield of the second generation eliminated the
trade in seed that was often done by seed producers without the
breeder's authorization. It prevented the redistribution of the
commercial crop seed by middlemen.
If the large multinational seed
companies were able to control the parental seed lines in house, no
competitor or farmer would be able to produce the hybrid. The global
concentration of hybrid seed patents into a handful of giant seed
companies, led by
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred and
Monsanto's Dekalb laid the
ground for the later GMO seed revolution.4
In effect, the introduction of modern American agricultural
technology, chemical fertilizers and commercial hybrid seeds all
made local farmers in developing countries, particularly the larger
more established ones, dependent on foreign, mostly US agribusiness
and petro-chemical company inputs. It was a first step in what was
to be a decades-long, carefully planned process.
Under the Green Revolution Agribusiness was making major inroads
into markets which were previously of limited access to US
exporters. The trend was later dubbed "market-oriented agriculture."
In reality it was agribusiness-controlled agriculture.
Through the Green Revolution, the Rockefeller Foundation and later
Ford Foundation worked hand-in-hand shaping and supporting the
foreign policy goals of the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) and of the CIA.
One major effect of the Green Revolution was to depopulate the
countryside of peasants who were forced to flee into shantytown
slums around the cities in desperate search for work. That was no
accident; it was part of the plan to create cheap labor pools for
forthcoming US multinational manufactures, the 'globalization'
of recent years.
When the self-promotion around the Green Revolution died down, the
results were quite different from what had been promised. Problems
had arisen from indiscriminate use of the new chemical pesticides,
often with serious health consequences. The mono-culture cultivation
of new hybrid seed varieties decreased soil fertility and yields
over time. The first results were impressive: double or even triple
yields for some crops such as wheat and later corn in Mexico. That
The Green Revolution was typically accompanied by large irrigation
projects which often included World Bank loans to construct huge new
dams, and flood previously settled areas and fertile farmland in the
Also, super-wheat produced greater
yields by saturating the soil with huge amounts of fertilizer per
acre, the fertilizer being the product of nitrates and petroleum,
commodities controlled by the Rockefeller-dominated
Seven Sisters major oil companies.
Huge quantities of herbicides and pesticides were also used,
creating additional markets for the oil and chemical giants. As one
analyst put it, in effect, the Green Revolution was merely a
chemical revolution. At no point could developing nations pay for
the huge amounts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They would
get the credit courtesy of the World Bank and special loans by Chase
Bank and other large New York banks, backed by US Government
Applied in a large number of developing countries, those loans went
mostly to the large landowners. For the smaller peasants the
situation worked differently. Small peasant farmers could not afford
the chemical and other modern inputs and had to borrow money.
Initially various government programs tried to provide some loans to
farmers so that they could purchase seeds and fertilizers.
Farmers who could not participate in
this kind of program had to borrow from the private sector. Because
of the exorbitant interest rates for informal loans, many small
farmers did not even get the benefits of the initial higher yields.
After harvest, they had to sell most if not all of their produce to
pay off loans and interest. They became dependent on money-lenders
and traders and often lost their land. Even with soft loans from
government agencies, growing subsistence crops gave way to the
production of cash crops.5
Since decades the same interests including the Rockefeller
Foundation which backed the initial Green Revolution, have worked to
promote a second 'Gene Revolution' as Rockefeller Foundation
President Gordon Conway termed it several years ago, the spread of
industrial agriculture and commercial inputs including GMO patented
Rockefeller and a Green Revolution in Africa
With the true background of the 1950's Rockefeller Foundation Green
Revolution clear in mind, it becomes especially curious that the
same Rockefeller Foundation along with the Gates Foundation which
are now investing millions of dollars in preserving every seed
against a possible "doomsday" scenario are also investing millions
in a project called The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
AGRA, as it calls itself, is an
alliance again with the same Rockefeller Foundation which created
the "Gene Revolution." A look at the AGRA Board of Directors
It includes none other than former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
as chairman. In his acceptance speech in a World Economic Forum
event in Cape Town South Africa in June 2007, Kofi Annan
'I accept this challenge with
gratitude to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, and all others who support our African
In addition the AGRA board numbers a
South African, Strive Masiyiwa who is a Trustee of the Rockefeller
Sylvia M. Mathews of the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation
Mamphela Ramphele, former
Managing Director of the World Bank (2000 – 2006)
Rajiv J. Shah of the Gates
Nadya K. Shmavonian of the
Roy Steiner of the Gates
In addition, an Alliance for AGRA
includes Gary Toenniessen the Managing Director of the Rockefeller
Foundation and Akinwumi Adesina, Associate Director, Rockefeller
To fill out the lineup, the Programs for AGRA includes:
Peter Matlon, Managing Director,
Joseph De Vries, Director of the
Programme for Africa's Seed Systems and Associate Director,
Akinwumi Adesina, Associate
Director, Rockefeller Foundation
Like the old failed Green Revolution in
India and Mexico, the new Africa Green Revolution is clearly a high
priority of the Rockefeller Foundation.
While to date they are keeping a low profile, Monsanto and the major
GMO agribusiness giants are believed at the heart of using Kofi
Annan's AGRA to spread their patented GMO seeds across Africa under
the deceptive label, 'bio-technology,' the new euphemism for
genetically engineered patented seeds.
To date South Africa is the only African
country permitting legal planting of GMO crops. In 2003 Burkina Faso
authorized GMO trials. In 2005 Kofi Annan's Ghana drafted bio-safety
legislation and key officials expressed their intentions to pursue
research into GMO crops.
Africa is the next target in the US-government campaign to spread
GMO worldwide. Its rich soils make it an ideal candidate. Not
surprisingly many African governments suspect the worst from the GMO
sponsors as a multitude of genetic engineering and biosafety
projects have been initiated in Africa, with the aim of introducing
GMOs into Africa's agricultural systems.
These include sponsorships offered by
the US government to train African scientists in genetic engineering
in the US, biosafety projects funded by the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) and the World Bank; GMO research
involving African indigenous food crops.
The Rockefeller Foundation has been working for years to promote,
largely without success, projects to introduce GMOs into the fields
of Africa. They have backed research that supports the applicability
of GMO cotton in the Makhathini Flats in South Africa.
Monsanto, who has a strong foothold in South Africa's seed industry,
both GMO and hybrid, has conceived of an ingenious smallholders'
program known as the 'Seeds of Hope' Campaign, which is introducing
a green revolution package to small scale poor farmers, followed, of
course, by Monsanto's patented GMO seeds. 6
Syngenta AG of Switzerland, one of the 'Four Horsemen of the GMO
Apocalypse' is pouring millions of dollars into a new greenhouse
facility in Nairobi, to develop GMO insect resistant maize.
Syngenta is a part of CGIAR as well.7
Move on to
Now is it simply philosophical
What leads the Gates and
Rockefeller foundations to at one and the same time to back
proliferation of patented and soon-to-be Terminator patented
seeds across Africa, a process which, as it has in every
other place on earth, destroys the plant seed varieties as
monoculture industrialized agribusiness is introduced?
At the same time they invest
tens of millions of dollars to preserve every seed variety
known in a bomb-proof doomsday vault near the remote Arctic
Circle 'so that crop diversity can be conserved for the
future' to restate their official release?
It is no accident that the Rockefeller
and Gates foundations are teaming up to push a GMO-style Green
Revolution in Africa at the same time they are quietly financing the
'doomsday seed vault' on Svalbard. The GMO agribusiness giants are
up to their ears in the Svalbard project.
Indeed, the entire Svalbard enterprise and the people involved call
up the worst catastrophe images of the
Michael Crichton bestseller,
Andromeda Strain, a sci-fi thriller where a deadly disease of
extraterrestrial origin causes rapid, fatal clotting of the blood
threatening the entire human species.
In Svalbard, the future world's most
secure seed repository will be guarded by the policemen of the GMO
Green Revolution - the Rockefeller and Gates Foundations, Syngenta,
DuPont and CGIAR.
The Svalbard project will be run by an organization called the
Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT). Who are they to hold such an
awesome trust over the planet's entire seed varieties? The GCDT was
founded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
and Bioversity International (formerly the International Plant
Genetic Research Institute), an offshoot of the CGIAR.
The Global Crop Diversity Trust is based in Rome. Its Board is
chaired by Margaret Catley-Carlson a Canadian also on the
advisory board of Group Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, one of the world's
private water companies.
Catley-Carlson was also president until
1998 of the New York-based Population Council, John D.
population reduction organization,
set up in 1952 to advance the Rockefeller family's eugenics program
under the cover of promoting "family planning," birth control
devices, sterilization and "population control" in developing
Other GCDT board members include former Bank of America executive
presently head of the Hollywood DreamWorks Animation, Lewis Coleman.
Coleman is also the lead Board Director of Northrup Grumman
Corporation, one of America's largest military industry Pentagon
Jorio Dauster (Brazil) is also Board Chairman of Brasil
Ecodiesel. He is a former Ambassador of Brazil to the European
Union, and Chief Negotiator of Brazil's foreign debt for the
Ministry of Finance. Dauster has also served as President of the
Brazilian Coffee Institute and as Coordinator of the Project for the
Modernization of Brazil's Patent System, which involves legalizing
patents on seeds which are genetically modified, something until
recently forbidden by Brazil's laws.
Cary Fowler is the Trust's Executive Director. Fowler was
Professor and Director of Research in the Department for
International Environment & Development Studies at the Norwegian
University of Life Sciences. He was also a Senior Advisor to the
Director General of Bioversity International. There he represented
the Future Harvest Centers of the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in negotiations on
the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources.
In the 1990s, he headed the
International Program on Plant Genetic
Resources at the FAO. He drafted and supervised
negotiations of FAO's Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic
Resources, adopted by 150 countries in 1996. He is a past-member
of the National Plant Genetic Resources Board of the US and the
Board of Trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement
Center in Mexico, another Rockefeller Foundation and CGIAR project.
GCDT board member Dr. Mangala Rai of India is the Secretary
of India's Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE),
and Director General of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research
He is also a Board Member of the
Rockefeller Foundation's International Rice Research Institute (IRRI),
which promoted the world's first major GMO experiment, the
much-hyped 'Golden Rice' which proved a failure. Rai has served as
Board Member for CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement
Center), and a Member of the Executive Council of the CGIAR.
Global Crop Diversity Trust Donors or financial angels
include as well, in the words of the Humphrey Bogart Casablanca
'all the usual suspects.'
As well as the Rockefeller and Gates
Foundations, the Donors include GMO giants DuPont-Pioneer Hi-Bred,
Syngenta of Basle Switzerland, CGIAR and the State Department's
energetically pro-GMO agency for development aid, USAID.
Indeed it seems we have the GMO and
population reduction foxes guarding the hen-house of mankind, the
global seed diversity store in Svalbard. 8
We can legitimately ask why Bill Gates and the
Foundation along with the major genetic engineering
agribusiness giants such as
and Syngenta, along with CGIAR are building the Doomsday Seed Vault
in the Arctic.
Who uses such a seed bank in the first place?
Plant breeders and researchers are the
major users of gene banks. Today's largest plant breeders are
Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta and Dow Chemical, the global
plant-patenting GMO giants. Since early in 2007 Monsanto holds world
patent rights together with the United States Government for plant
so-called 'Terminator' or Genetic Use Restriction Technology (GURT).
Terminator is an ominous technology by which a patented commercial
seed commits 'suicide' after one harvest. Control by private seed
companies is total. Such control and power over the food chain has
never before in the history of mankind existed.
This clever genetically engineered terminator trait forces farmers
to return every year to Monsanto or other GMO seed suppliers to get
new seeds for rice, soybeans, corn, wheat whatever major crops they
need to feed their population. If broadly introduced around the
world, it could within perhaps a decade or so make the world's
majority of food producers new feudal serfs in bondage to three or
four giant seed companies such as Monsanto or DuPont or Dow
That, of course, could also open the door to have those private
companies, perhaps under orders from their host government,
Washington, deny seeds to one or another developing country whose
politics happened to go against Washington's. Those who say 'It
can't happen here' should look more closely at current global
The mere existence of that concentration
of power in three or four private US-based agribusiness giants is
grounds for legally banning all GMO crops even were their harvest
gains real, which they manifestly are not.
These private companies, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical hardly have
an unsullied record in terms of stewardship of human life. They
developed and proliferated such innovations as dioxin, PCBs, Agent
Orange. They covered up for decades clear evidence of carcinogenic
and other severe human health consequences of use of the toxic
They have buried serious scientific
reports that the world's most widespread herbicide,
glyphosate, the essential
ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide that is tied to purchase
of most Monsanto genetically engineered seeds, is toxic when it
seeps into drinking water.9 Denmark banned glyphosate in
2003 when it confirmed it has contaminated the country's
The diversity stored in seed gene banks is the raw material for
plant breeding and for a great deal of basic biological research.
Several hundred thousand samples are distributed annually for such
purposes. The UN's FAO lists some 1400 seed banks around the world,
the largest being held by the United States Government. Other large
banks are held by China, Russia, Japan, India, South Korea, Germany
and Canada in descending order of size.
In addition, CGIAR operates a chain of
seed banks in select centers around the world.
CGIAR, set up in 1972 by the Rockefeller Foundation and
Ford Foundation to spread their Green Revolution agribusiness
model, controls most of the private seed banks from the Philippines
to Syria to Kenya. In all these present seed banks hold more than
six and a half million seed varieties, almost two million of which
Svalbard's Doomsday Vault will
have a capacity to house four and a half million different seeds.
GMO as a
weapon of biowarfare?
Now we come to the heart of the danger and the potential for misuse
inherent in the Svalbard project of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller
Can the development of patented seeds for most of the
world's major sustenance crops such as rice, corn, wheat, and feed
grains such as soybeans ultimately be used in a horrible form of
The explicit aim of the eugenics lobby funded by wealthy elite
families such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Harriman and others since
the 1920's, has embodied what they termed 'negative eugenics,' the
systematic killing off of undesired bloodlines.
Margaret Sanger, a rapid
eugenicist, the founder of Planned Parenthood International and an
intimate of the Rockefeller family, created something called The
Negro Project in 1939, based in Harlem, which as she confided in a
letter to a friend, was all about the fact that, as she put it,
'we want to exterminate the Negro
A small California biotech company,
Epicyte, in 2001 announced the development of genetically engineered
corn which contained a spermicide which made the semen of men who
ate it sterile.
At the time Epicyte had a joint venture
agreement to spread its technology with DuPont and Syngenta, two of
the sponsors of the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault. Epicyte was since
acquired by a North Carolina biotech company.
Astonishing to learn
was that Epicyte had developed its spermicidal GMO corn with
research funds from the US Department of Agriculture, the same USDA
which, despite worldwide opposition, continued to finance the
development of Terminator technology, now held by
In the 1990's the UN's World Health Organization launched a campaign
to vaccinate millions of women in Nicaragua, Mexico and the
Philippines between the ages of 15 and 45, allegedly against
Tentanus, a sickness arising from such things as stepping on a rusty
nail. The vaccine was not given to men or boys, despite the fact
they are presumably equally liable to step on rusty nails as women.
Because of that curious anomaly, Comite Pro Vida de Mexico, a Roman
Catholic lay organization became suspicious and had vaccine samples
The tests revealed that the Tetanus vaccine being spread by
the WHO only to women of child-bearing age contained human Chorionic Gonadotrophin or hCG, a natural hormone which when combined with a
tetanus toxoid carrier stimulated antibodies rendering a woman
incapable of maintaining a pregnancy. None of the women vaccinated
It later came out that the Rockefeller Foundation along with the
Rockefeller's Population Council, the World Bank (home to CGIAR),
and the United States' National Institutes of Health had been
involved in a 20-year-long project begun in 1972 to develop the
concealed abortion vaccine with a tetanus carrier for WHO. In
addition, the Government of Norway, the host to the Svalbard
Doomsday Seed Vault, donated $41 million to develop the special
abortive Tetanus vaccine. 12
Is it a coincidence that these same organizations, from Norway to
the Rockefeller Foundation to the World Bank are also involved in
the Svalbard seed bank project?
According to Prof. Francis Boyle
who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989
enacted by the US Congress, the Pentagon is,
'now gearing up to fight and win
biological warfare' as part of two Bush national strategy
directives adopted, he notes, 'without public knowledge and
review' in 2002.
Boyle adds that in 2001-2004 alone the
US Federal Government spent $14.5 billion for civilian
bio-warfare-related work, a staggering sum.
Rutgers University biologist Richard Ebright estimates that
over 300 scientific institutions and some 12,000 individuals in the
USA today have access to pathogens suitable for biowarfare. Alone
there are 497 US Government NIH grants for research into infectious
diseases with biowarfare potential. Of course this is being
justified under the rubric of defending against possible terror
attack as so much is today.
Many of the US Government dollars spent on biowarfare research
involve genetic engineering.
MIT biology professor Jonathan King
says that the,
'growing bio-terror programs
represent a significant emerging danger to our own population.'
'while such programs are always
called defensive, with biological weapons, defensive and
offensive programs overlap almost completely.' 13
Time will tell whether, God
forbid, the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Bank of Bill Gates and the
Rockefeller Foundation is part of another Final Solution,
this involving the extinction of the Late, Great Planet Earth.
1 F. William Engdahl,Seeds of
Destruction, Montreal, (Global Research, 2007).
2 Ibid, pp.72-90.
3 John H. Davis, Harvard Business Review, 1956, cited in
Geoffrey Lawrence, Agribusiness, Capitalism and the Countryside,
Pluto Press, Sydney, 1987. See also Harvard Business School, The
Evolution of an Industry and a Seminar: Agribusiness Seminar,
4 Engdahl, op cit., p. 130.
5 Ibid. P. 123-30.
6 Myriam Mayet, The New Green Revolution in Africa: Trojan
Horse for GMOs?, May, 2007, African Centre for Biosafety,
7 ETC Group, Green Revolution 2.0 for Africa?, Communique
Issue #94, March/April 2007.
8 Global Crop Diversity Trust website, in http://www.croptrust.org/main/donors.php.
9 Engdahl, op. cit., pp.227-236.
10 Anders Legarth Smith, Denmark Bans Glyphosates, the
Active Ingredient in Roundup, Politiken, September 15, 2003, in
11 Tanya L. Green, The Negro Project: Margaret Sanger's
Genocide Project for Black American's, in www.blackgenocide.org/negro.html.
12 Engdahl, op. cit., pp. 273-275; J.A. Miller, Are New
Vaccines Laced With Birth-Control Drugs?, HLI Reports, Human
Life International, Gaithersburg, Maryland; June/July 1995,
Volume 13, Number 8.
13 Sherwood Ross, Bush Developing Illegal Bioterror
Weapons for Offensive Use,' December 20, 2006, in www.truthout.org.