Biopirates are out there looking for all the old seed in villages in Africa and in countries where war is raging as we speak. They are sending them to the seedbank in Norway.
Knowing I was interested in seeds, a well meaning friend of mine cut out an article from the Australian for me entitled Seed detectives dig for diversity, an article about a film called The Seed Hunter starring a jovial fellow travelling to the far reaches of the earth delving for ancient land races of seeds, in order to save the world from starvation.Having been exposed to a lot of information about food security and in particular seeds of food crops, I was immediately interested and suspicious.
How could this kind of dangerous propaganda and misinformation be disguised as innocent seed hunting and for the benefit of mankind?
In a nutshell, these seeds are destined for huge multinational seed banks where they will be used in genetic manipulation and patented, limiting access to the people they originally came from.
Seeds and the genetic material they contain mean mega money, I mean what do humans need above all else, food, it is our primal urge to survive.WHAT A MARKET. The global seed trust is the driving force behind the Svalbard Seed Bank in Norway.Australia has committed 20,000,000 dollars already.
The damage that genetic manipulated seed crops have had on the farming communities around the globe has been extensively documented.Not only have these people lost the knowledge on how to farm, but they have also lost their ancient adapted seed and plant material. Growing Food and preparing food is interwoven with life so society is broken down also. It has been replaced by chemicals fertilisers and supposedly superior seed along with complimentary baseball caps, running shoes t-shirts and sunglasses. Unscrupulous multi-national salesman sleaze in and out of these countries, making promises that never eventuate, in fact this behaviour has been going on for years now and make the sub-prime mortgage sellers look like the Virgin Mary.
GE Corn is even poisoning people in the Philippines.Does that make the news?
No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project in one of the worlds most remote spots, Svalbard. Bill Gates is investing millions in a seed bank on the Barents Sea near the Arctic Ocean, some 1,100 kilometres from the North Pole. Svalbard is a barren piece of rock claimed by Norway and ceded in 1925 by international treaty.
On this God-forsaken island Bill Gates is investing tens of his millions along with the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation and the Government of Norway, among others, in what is called the doomsday seed bank. 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 is 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 exclude moisture. There will be no full-time staff, but the vaults 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 banks 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 Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto and Syngenta get together on a common project, its 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 vault. Here joining the Norwegians are, as noted, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the US agribusiness giant DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred, one of the worlds largest owners of patented genetically-modified (GMO) plant seeds and related agrichemicals; Syngenta, the Swiss-based major GMO seed and agrichemicals company through its Syngenta Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation, the private group who created the gene revolution with over $100 million of seed money since the 1970s; CGIAR, the global network created by the Rockefeller Foundation to promote its ideal of genetic purity through agriculture change.
We can legitimately ask why Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation along with the major genetic engineering agribusiness giants such as DuPont 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. Todays 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 worlds majority of food producers new feudal serfs in bondage to three or four giant seed companies such as Monsanto or DuPont or Dow Chemical.
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 Washingtons. Those who say It cant happen here should look more closely at current global events. 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 chemicals. They have buried serious scientific reports that the worlds most widespread herbicide, glyphosate, the essential ingredient in Monsantos Roundup herbicide that is tied to purchase of most Monsanto genetically engineered seeds, is toxic when it seeps into drinking water. Denmark banned glyphosate in 2003 when it confirmed it has contaminated the countrys groundwater. 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 UNs 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 are distinct. Svalbards Doomsday Vault will have a capacity to house four and a half million different seeds.
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 foundation. Can the development of patented seeds for most of the worlds major sustenance crops such as rice, corn, wheat, and feed grains such as soybeans ultimately be used in a horrible form of biological warfare?
The explicit aim of the eugenics lobby funded by wealthy elite families such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Harriman and others since the 1920s, 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 population. 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 Monsanto.
In the 1990s the UNs 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 tested. 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 were told.
It later came out that the Rockefeller Foundation along with the Rockefellers 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. King adds, while such programs are always called defensive, with biological weapons, defensive and offensive programs overlap almost completely.
Dont be fooled by these self proclaimed do-gooders.I dont trust these people with this material, their record speaks for itself.If they really had humanity in mind they would be spending at least some of these billions on organizing with tribal communities to make their crop inventories and funding ways to keep individual crop diversity alive.
These seeds contain ancient information and it is not something science and law can manipulate for the production of more money. It is time to start undoing some of the mess created by this artificial agriculture and return to our primal origins leaving the genetic manipulation to nature, the divine and inexplicable. This video trailer is closer to the truth.