- Last three or four years have seen a number of books,
documentaries and articles on the dangers of Genetically Modified (GM)
seeds. Majority has focused on adverse health and environmental impact;
almost none on the geo-politics of GM seeds, and particularly seeds as
a weapon of mass destruction. Engdahl has addressed this issue but
the crop seed is one of the many "Seeds of Destruction" in this
- Engdahl carefully documents how the intellectual foundations
of 'eugenics,' mass culling of the sick, coloured, and otherwise disposable
races, were actually first established, and even legally approved, in the
United States. Eugenics research was financially supported by the Rockefeller
and other elite families and first tested on Jews under Nazi Germany.
- It is purely by chance that world's poorest nations also
happen to be best endowed with natural resources. These regions are also
the ones with growing population. The fear among European ruling families,
increasingly, integrating with economic and military might of the United
States, was that if the poor nations became developed, the abundant natural
resources, especially oil, gas, and strategic minerals and metals, may
become scarcer for the white population. That situation was unacceptable
to the white ruling elite.
- The central question that dominated the minds of the
ruling clique was population reduction in resource rich countries but the
question was how to engineer mass culling all over the world without generating
powerful backlash as it was bound to happen. When the US oil reserves peaked
in 1972 and it became a net oil importer, the situation became alarming
and the agenda took the centre stage. Kissinger, one of the
key strategists of Nixon, nurtured by the Rockefellers, prepared what is
known as National Security Study Memo (NSSM#200), in which he elaborated
his plan for population reduction. In this Memo he specifically targets
thirteen countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia,
India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, Thailand, and The Phillipines.
- The weapon to be used was food; even if there was a famine
food would be used to leverage population reduction. Kissinger is on record
for stating, "Control oil, you control nations; control food
and you control the people." How a small group of key people transformed
the elitist philosophy, of controlling food to control people, into realistic
operational possibility within a short time is the backdrop of Engdahl's
book, the central theme running from the beginning till the end with the
Rockefellers and Kissinger, among others, as the key dramatis personae.
- He describes how the Rockefellers guided the US agriculture
policy, used their powerful tax-free foundations worldwide to train an
army of bright young scientists in hitherto unknown field of microbiology.
He traces how the field of Eugenics was renamed "genetics" to
make it more acceptable and also to hide the real purpose. Through incremental
strategic adjustments within a handful of chemical, food and seed corporations,
ably supported by the key persons in key departments of the US Government,
behemoths were created that could re-write the regulatory framework in
nearly every country. And these seeds of destruction of carefully constructed
regulatory framework- to protect the environment and human health- were
sown back in the 1920s.
- Pause to think: a normal healthy person can at the most
go without food for perhaps seven days but it takes a full season, say
around four months, for a seed to grow into food crop. Just five agri-biz
corporations, all US based (Cargill, Bunge, Archer Daniels, et al),
control global grain trade, and just five control global trade in seeds. Monsanto, Syngenta,
Bayer, DuPont, and Dow Chemicals control genetically engineered seeds.
While these powerful oligopolies were being knocked into place, anti-trust
laws were diluted to exempt these firms. Engdahl writes, "It was not
surprising that the Pentagon's National Defense University, on the eve
of the 2003 Iraq War, issued a paper declaring: 'Agribiz is
to the United States what oil is to the Middle East.' Agribusiness had
become a strategic weapon in the arsenal of the world's only superpower."
- The "Green Revolution" was part of the Rockefeller
agenda to destroy seed diversity and push oil and gas based agriculture
inputs in which Rockefeller's had main interest. Destruction of seed diversity
and dependence on proprietary hybrids was the first step in food control.
(See my notes, Box 1)
- It is true that initially Green Revolution technologies
led to spurt in farm productivity but at a huge cost of destruction of
farmlands, bio-diversity, poisoned aquifers and progressively poor health
of the people and was the true agenda of 'the proponents of Green Revolution.'
- The real impetus came with the technological possibility
of gene splicing and insertion of specific traits into unrelated species.
Life forms could be altered. But until 1979, the US Government had steadfastly
refused to grant patent on life form. That was changed [my comment: helped
much by a favorable judgment in the US Supreme Court granting patent protection
to oil eating bacteria developed by Dr Ananda Chakraborty]. Life forms
could now be patented. To ensure that the world surrendered to the patent
regime of the seeds corporations, the World Trade Organization was
knocked into shape. How it conducted business was nobody's business, but
it forced the world to accept intellectual property right of these corporations.
There is opposition but these firms are too determined as Engdahl describes.
- "The clear strategy of Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and
the Washington Government backing them was to introduce the GMO seeds in
every corner of the globe, with priority on defenceless ..African and developing
countries," write Engdahl (page 270). However, Engdahl also describes
how US and Canadian farmlands came under GMOs. It was suspected that GMO
could pose serious threat to human and animal health and the environment,
yet efforts at independent biosafety assessment were discontinued. Scientists
carrying out honest studies were vilified. Reputed scientific establishments
were silenced or made to toe the line that was supportive of the Rockefeller's
food control and mass culling agenda. The destruction of the credibility
of scientific institution is yet another seed of destruction in Engdahl's
- Engdahl cites the example of a German farmer Gottfried
Glockner's experience with GM corn. Glockner planted Bt176 event of Syngenta
essentially as feed for his cows. Being a scientist, he started with 10%
GM feed and gradually increased the proportion, carefully noting milk yield
and any side effects. Nothing much happened in the first three years but
when he increased the feed to 100% GM feed, his animals "were having
gluey-white feaces and violent diarrhea" and "milk contained
blood." Eventually all his seventy cows died. Prof Angelika Hilbeck
of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology found from Glockner's Bt 176 corn
samples Bt toxins were present "in active form and extremely stable."
The cows died of high dose of toxins. Not if, but when human food is 100%
contaminated should be a sobering thought.
- In the US unlabelled GM foods were introduced in 1993
and that 70% of the supermarket foods contain GMOs in varying proportions
in what should rightly be called world's largest biological experiment
on humans. While Engdahl has clearly stated that the thrust of US Government
and the agi-biz is control over food especially in the third world, he
has left it to the readers to deduce that American and European citizens
are also target of that grand agenda. And there are more lethal weapons
in the arsenal: Terminator seeds, Traitor seeds, and the ability to destroy
small independent farmers at will in any part of the world, and these are
powerfully presented in the book. Engdahl provides hard evidences for these seeds
of final destructionand utter decimation of world civilizations as we have
- It is a complex but highly readable book. It is divided
into five parts, each containing two to four short chapters. The first
part deals with the political maneuverings to ensure support to Seed and
Agri-biz firms, the second deals with what should be widely known as 'The
Rockefeller Plan', the third deals with how vertically integrated giants
were readied for Washington's silent wars on planet earth, the fourth part
deals with how GM seeds were unleashed on unsuspecting farmers, and the
final part deals with how the elites is going on destroying food, farmers
that would eventually cause mass culling of population. He does not offer
any solution; he can't because it is up to the rest of the world, including
Europeans and Americans, to wake up and take on these criminals head on.
An essential read for anyone who eats and thinks.
- Seeds of Destruction
- The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation
- by F. William Engdahl
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- This skillfully researched book focuses on how a small
socio-political American elite seeks to establish control over the very
basis of human survival: the provision of our daily bread. "Control
the food and you control the people."
- This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO. Engdahl
takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the
science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms.
- The author cogently reveals a diabolical World of profit-driven
political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation
and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over
food production. If the book often reads as a crime story, that should
come as no surprise. For that is what it is.
- Engdahl's carefully argued critique goes far beyond the
familiar controversies surrounding the practice of genetic modification
as a scientific technique. The book is an eye-opener, a must-read for all
those committed to the causes of social justice and World peace.
- F. William Engdahl is a leading analyst of the New World
Order, author of the best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, A Century
of War: Anglo-American Politics and the New World Order,' His writings
have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
- What is so frightening about Engdahl's vision of the
world is that it is so real. Although our civilization has been built on
humanistic ideals, in this new age of "free markets", everything--
science, commerce, agriculture and even seeds-- have become weapons in
the hands of a few global corporation barons and their political fellow
travelers. To achieve world domination, they no longer rely on bayonet-wielding
soldiers. All they need is to control food production. (Dr. Arpad
Pusztai, biochemist, formerly of the Rowett Research Institute Institute,
- If you want to learn about the socio-political agenda
--why biotech corporations insist on spreading GMO seeds around the World--
you should read this carefully researched book. You will learn how these
corporations want to achieve control over all mankind, and why we must
resist... (Marijan Jost, Professor of Genetics, Krizevci, Croatia)
- The book reads like a murder mystery of an incredible
dimension, in which four giant Anglo-American agribusiness conglomerates
have no hesitation to use GMO to gain control over our very means of subsistence... (Anton
Moser, Professor of Biotechnology, Graz, Austria).
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