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We have also previously discussed Engdahls claims about the Global Crop Diversity trust.

"Doomsday Seed Vault" in the Arctic

Why now Svalbard?

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. 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 Chemical.

To which I noted:

A swedish kind of death:

Engdahl does not seem to have his facts straight.

(Follow the last link for some factchecking.)

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 02:01:15 PM EST
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He's apparently writing a book to reveal the great GMO plot. Everything is always a conspiracy. Embarrassing for those who are really concerned about the need to move agriculture away from petro-productivism altogether, GM included.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 03:12:07 PM EST
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Everything is always a conspiracy.

Sometimes I get the idea of another conspiracy: maybe such people are CIA agents trying to discredit legitimate conspiracy exposures by enhancing them with provably wrong or insane elements?... But then I'm reminded of everyday people's 'creativity' in such matters...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Apr 20th, 2008 at 04:59:34 PM EST
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