Re: Bill Gates and GMO Cronies Plan $30 million Seed Vault while poisoning the planet

Thanks, again to chat noir
The below is admittedly partisan, and I fault it for being too emotional and using invectives (which in honesty, I agree with), but there can't be a discussion, if one side is omitted from the table. GMOs, all or in part, may be safe to eat. The problem is, we still don't know if that is true. Also, as it stands, if GMO pollen fertilizes some of your garden plants, i.e. corn, soy beans, you posse them illegally, and they are the property of the patent holder. The holders of these patents are also buying up hybrid plants, and there intention is to corner the seed market (re: food).
As the article notes,"The only way to stop these . . . with extra deep pockets is to start saving our own seed. If enough of us do this, it wont matter how many millions of seeds they store in their vault. Plant organic gardens and share your seed with neighbors. Plant heirloom varieties, and as many of them as you have space for. Or, better yet, become completely non-dependent on the food supply. Turn your lawn into a garden."
Please think about the concentration of food ownership in the hands of the few.
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Bill Gates and GMO Cronies Plan $30 Million Seed Vault While Poisoning the Planet
Bill Gates has been listed by Forbes as one of the worlds richest men, so when he makes plans to do something, people take note. Bills Microsoft money allowed him to build the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a huge $34.6 billion endowment and the ability to spend more than $1.5 billion annually on charitable expenditures. This is partially what allows them to maintain a tax-free, charitable organization status. Warren Buffet has gifted him shares of Berkshire Hathaway to the tune of $30 billion. The Gates have more money than entire nations. Their budget is bigger than the entire yearly budget for the World Health Organization overseen by the United Nations.
Some of that hard earned money is going into a new project, and it isnt to build schools in Africa, to reduce poverty in urban cities in the US, or to build new infrastructure like solar powered city lights. Bill Gates is spending $30 million in a remote place called Svalbard, a barren rock near the Barents Sea about 1,100 kilometers from the North Pole to build a seed bank.
Along with him, pals from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Monsanto corporation, the Government of Norway, the Syngenta Foundation, and others are building a doomsday seed bank officially named the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard island group.
This explanation of their modus operandi comes from their website directly:
Ensuring that the genetic diversity of the worlds food crops is preserved for future generations is an important contribution toward the reduction of hunger and poverty in developing countries. This is where the greatest plant diversity originates and where the need for food security and the further development of agriculture is most urgent.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is established in the permafrost in the mountains of Svalbard, is designed to store duplicates of seeds from seed collections around the globe. Many of these collections are in developing countries. If seeds are lost, e.g. as a result of natural disasters, war or simply a lack of resources, the seed collections may be reestablished using seeds from Svalbard.
The loss of biological diversity is currently one of the greatest challenges facing the environment and sustainable development. The diversity of food crops is under constant pressure. The consequence could be an irreversible loss of the opportunity to grow crops adapted to climate change, new plant diseases and the needs of an expanding population.
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Apparently, the seed bank is almost ready to conduct business. The vault will have dual-blast proof doors, motion sensors, two airlocks, and walls reinforced with meter-thick concrete. Inside will be stored more than 3 million varieties of seed, and you can bet there wont be a single GMO seed among them. The Norwegian government states the seeds are being stored, so that crop diversity can be conserved for the future.
The question is, what global catastrophic occurrence do the investors in this seed vault anticipate? If you follow the money trail it isnt hard to figure out. Guess who is participating in this noble project aside from the Norwegians:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
US Agirbusiness giant, Dupont/Pioneer (owner of GMO seed patents)
The Syngenta Foundation Swiss maker of GMO seed and pesticides.
The Rockefeller Foundation created the gene revolution with over $100 million invested in GM science since the 1970s
CGIAR, a global network of Rockefeller Foundation supporters
If you think the recent scandals of the Wall Street Banks, Libel, and the Federal Reserve were outlandish, imagine global bio-warfare on the world population. That is what this is leading to. It will make the Russian bread lines flanked by the KGB of times past look like a play date.
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So who else is going to the SSE campout in Decorah, IA next weekend? A lot of people are doing just what the article suggests, and Seed Saver's Exchange has its own storage as well as participating in the Svalbard "doomsday*" vault. FWIW, contributors to the vault retain control of their seeds, but there is an escape clause if they aren't still around. Personally, I'm OK with that.
*I don't like the title either, but it seems to have stuck.
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