[Diggers350] Svalbard: Could Bayer-Monsanto & Syngenta grab a farming monopoly in a global crisis?

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Mon Sep 28 22:49:43 BST 2020

Svalbard: Could Bayer-Monsanto & Syngenta grab a 
farming monopoly in a global crisis?

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A virtually inaccessible seed vault controlled by 
the world’s foremost advocates of eugenics & 
population reduction is remarkable. Could Gates' 
be a mechanism for Bayer-Monsanto & Syngenta to 
grab a farming monopoly in a global crisis?
03.03.2020 Author: 
<https://journal-neo.org/author/william-engdahl/>F. William Engdahl

Svalbard: Bayer-Monsanto & Syngenta plan farming monopoly in a global crisis?
What’s Going On With the Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault?


Against the backdrop of the spreading fear about 
a global coronavirus pandemic, an event has 
slipped largely under the radar at a spot so 
removed from the rest of the world that most are 
unaware of its existence. The Svalbard “Doomsday” 
Seed Vault on Spitsbergen Island north of the 
Arctic Circle just received an additional major 
shipment of plant variety seeds for its special 
storage. What makes this entire seed bank 
enterprise suspicious at the very least is the 
list of financial sponsors behind the global project.

On February 25 more than 60,000 new seed 
varieties were placed in the Svalbard vault, the 
largest deposit of seeds since it opened. This 
brings the total of seed types to over one 
million since the vault was first opened for deposits in early 2008.

The latest seed deposits include onions from 
Brazil, guar beans from central Asia, corn seeds 
sacred to the Cherokee nation and wildflowers 
from a meadow at Prince Charles’s home in the UK 
(sic). The Svalbard vault is on the island that 
is legally part of Norway since a 1925 treaty. 
The Norwegian government put up much of the money 
for the construction of the facility whose 
backers declared it was able to withstand a 
nuclear bomb blast. The only problem was planners 
did not make the structure, built into a mountain 
side, waterproof and the entrance flooded amid 
heavy rains in 2016, necessitating a major € 20 
million of repairs and upgrade which were just 
completed, some four years later. Notably, as 
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg pointed out 
during the recent seed-greeting ceremony, the 
year 2020 is slated as the year by which 
countries should have safeguarded genetic 
diversity of crops to meet the UN goal of 
hunger by 2030.” The year 2030 is when the UN 
IPCC predicts catastrophic climate change barring 
a radical action from the world, as well as the 
key benchmark year for the UN’s Malthusian Agenda2030.

The publicly-stated argument for the major seed 
bank project is supposedly as a safe backup for 
the numerous national seed bank collections in 
event they are destroyed in war as in Syria or 
Iraq, or by natural disaster or other calamity. 
The Svalbard vault has been called the “Noah’s 
ark of seeds,” there should a “global 
catastrophe” occur, to allow a theoretical 
restart to world agriculture. OK. Interesting. 
Who would decide how to distribute those seeds in 
event of such a catastrophe is not addressed.

What is notable is the list of those backing this 
highly unusual public-private partnership.

Crop Trust?

The seed bank and acquisition of the seeds is 
managed by an entity known as the Crop Trust, 
officially known as the Global Crop Diversity 
Trust, now based in Bonn, Germany. On its website 
Crop Trust makes the modest claim that their 
“sole mission is to ensure humanity conserves and 
makes available the world’s crop diversity for future food security.”

It has an impressive list of financial sponsors 
which it calls the Donors’ Council. Among the 
most eye-catching they name Bayer Crop Science, 
which now incorporates Monsanto; DuPont Pioneer 
Hi-Bred; Syngenta AG, now owned by ChemChina. 
These are the world’s largest purveyors of GMO 
patented seeds and the paired agrichemicals such 
as Roundup with glyphosate. China’s now 
state-owned Syngenta is the world’s largest 
supplier of <https://www.croptrust.org/about-us/>crop chemicals.

In addition, Crop Trust Donors include the Bill 
and Melinda Gates Foundation, the major donor to 
initiate the Trust in 2004 with the FAO, the 
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 
and CGIAR, acting through Bioversity International.

Gates Foundation is joined at Crop Trust by the 
Rockefeller Foundation, the ones who first 
financed the creation of GMO biotechnology 
beginning in the 1970’s at their International 
Rice Research Institute, where they spent 
millions trying to develop the colossal failure 
called Vitamin A-enhanced Golden Rice. 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.’ 
Svalbard’s Doomsday Vault has a capacity to house 
four and a half million different seeds.

At the time the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault 
opened in 2008 the chairman of the Crop Trust was 
Canadian Margaret Catley-Carlson. Catley-Carlson 
was also president until 1999 of the New 
York-based Population Council, John D. 
Rockefeller III ’s 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 countries. Catley-Carlson 
also sat on the board of the Syngenta Foundation.

De-Population Council

Being President of the Rockefeller-founded 
Population Council is no minor deal. 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 as liable to step on rusty nails as women.

Because of that curious anomaly, Comité 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 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 

Is it just coincidence that the same Gates 
Foundation is backing the organization 
responsible for maintaining the Svalbard 
“Doomsday” Seed Vault at the same time Gates is 
emerging as a major authority on the danger of 
the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic? In an article he 
wrote for the New England Journal of Medicine, 
Gates stated that the designated COVID19, “has 
started behaving a lot like the once-in-a-century 
pathogen we’ve been 
<https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2003762>worried about.”

A virtually inaccessible seed vault under the 
control of some of the world’s foremost advocates 
of eugenics and population reduction is 
definitely remarkable. With more than a million 
of the irreplaceable seed heritage of the world 
locked inside the Svalbard Seed Vault, could this 
be a way for GMO agribusiness giants like 
Bayer-Monsanto or Syngenta to illegally gain 
access to those seeds in a time of global crisis? 
It sounds very far-fetched, yet there are 
far-fetched goings on in our world. We could say, 
“He who controls the world’s crop seeds, controls the world.”

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant 
and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from 
Princeton University and is a best-selling author 
on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the 
online magazine <https://journal-neo.org/>“New Eastern Outlook.”
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