The Most Important Bank in the World Gets Another Deposit

by | Feb 28, 2017 | Articles | 8 comments

by James Corbett
February 28, 2017

The most important bank in the world received a huge deposit of 50,000 last week. Not 50,000 dollars; 50,000 seed samples.

The most important bank in the world is, of course, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a repository of the planet’s genetic legacy dug into the permafrost in the side of a sandstone mountain on Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole.

The seed vault’s administrator, The Crop Trust, describes the vault as “a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time—and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters,” and boasts that it “represents the world’s largest collection of crop diversity.”

Informally known as the “Doomsday Seed Vault” the idea is that the permafrost of a remote North Atlantic archipelago is a safe place to store copies of the most important seed varieties on the planet, including some of the world’s most important staple crops like potato, rice, wheat, lentil and chickpea.

The latest deposit of 50,000 seed samples come from Benin, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Netherlands, the U.S, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus and the U.K. and include 15,000 samples that were withdrawn from the bank in 2015 and returned by researchers who had lost access to their own gene bank in Syria during the ongoing terrorist insurgency.

But here’s the real question that you don’t see addressed in any of the fake news coverage of this recent deposit in the establishment press: What “natural or man-made disasters” does The Crop Trust envision wiping out the genetic heritage of the earth, exactly, and who is “The Crop Trust” anyway?

Well, the second part of that question is easy enough to answer.

As researcher William Engdahl noted in his article on the vault a decade ago:

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 world’s 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.

And as I wrote in these pages in 2015:

So who is the “Global Crop Diversity Trust” which oversees the project? Describing itself as an “established independent organization under international law,” the Trust “was founded in 2004 in Rome, Italy, by the Food and Agriculture Organization and Bioversity International on behalf of the CGIAR international agricultural research consortium. The Crop Trust concluded a Headquarters Agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in December 2012 and transferred its headquarters to its permanent location in Bonn in 2013.” The GCDT was chaired until 2012 by Margaret Catley-Carlson, a former President of (you guessed it) the J.D. Rockefeller III-founded Population Council (aka American Eugenics Society). No matter where you turn in this field, you always end up back at the doorstep of the same elite eugenics-obsessed families and the corporate oligopoly they helped to bring into existence.

Surprise, surprise. And given that it is the very same eugenics-obsessed families and foundations behind the GMO revolution that are behind this seed vault, do we really have to puzzle over why they are so concerned about the possibility of an ecological disaster that could wipe out all of the heirloom, non-GMO seed strains on the planet? The question, framed properly, answers itself.

So the good news is that another 50,000 seed samples will be left for whoever survives the coming biological disaster. The bad news is that the real founders and funders of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault probably aren’t going to be saving any life rafts for you.


  1. Nothing quite like a sunshine and rainbows post like this to start the day!

  2. Thanks for the article. A timely reminder to all who can save seeds for themselves and others they know. We buy heirloom seeds and increasingly are starting to plant a few more. My hope would be to move to saving seeds from the very same heirloom plants (fruits and vegetables) that we plant and grow, and thus continue to push back against the corporations that grow, sell and distribute mass produced foods, seeds and other products.

  3. I know that it was an unknown guy who suggested making this vault, he never thought of who would take control of it, it was well meant. If I remember correctly, it was the Norwegian prime minister Group Harlem Brundtland, a friend of Soros and the Rothschild’s, who took the initiative to this seed vault. She also signed documents making Norway a member of the EU, behind the backs of most Norwegians. But we protested, so that had to be reversed. It was another intelligent woman in the same labor party who revealed the treason. But who got punished? The heroic whistleblower, of course, she became the first political prisoner in Norway. The police came and took her at her home. She got punished for life. She was locked up in a mental hospital and forcefully treated with drugs so she became mentally ill afterwards. A shameful story few of us Norwegians know. Just as the guy suggesting the vault, she was also ignorant of the evil elite.

    • Could you provide a name of the woman who revealed the treason? Names help.

      • I was looking for that myself, too.

  4. Corbett, it is pretty obvious that if the results of the true multi generational studies like Seralini and such did bear out in the human and other populations, then we are likely going to be extinct by early next century… or that they will sell us “treatment” program to further enslave us in return for staving off kindey, liver, intestine etc… failure, which should really start to take off in the 2030’s, per the Judy Carmen pig study, although it is already increasing. Do you have any info that would give us more specifics as to their plan? Are they going to just let the wildlife go to crap and die off for the sake of this GMO mess? And how do they intend to keep these seeds from become GMO themselves through cross polination? Cross polination is one of the thinge that makes this so futile. What say you?

  5. Thanks, James for this news. I remember that sometimes ago, this institution was featured in BBC(!) as usual. The variety of vegetables today is far less than what Victorians had eaten. Victorians had 10 varieties of carrot, now we see only 1-2 varieties in super market. how scarey is that?
    I personally would like James to interview Vandana Shiva about this subject.


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