African Seed Collection First To Arrive In Norway On Route To Arctic Seed Vault

This “seed vault” is financed by the likes of Bill Gates ($30 million), the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, and Syngenta, the Swiss-based major GMO seed and agrichemicals company. For more on the “Doomsday Vault”, see this article by F. William Engdahl. What do these people know that we don’t? — PID

LAGOS, NIGERIA (SPX) Feb 01, 2008 — Twenty-one boxes filled with 7,000 unique seed samples from more than 36 African nations were shipped to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a facility being built on a remote island in the Arctic Circle as a repository of last resort for humanity’s agricultural heritage. The vault is being built by the Norwegian government as a service to the global community, and a Rome-based international NGO, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, will fund its operation. The vault will open on 26 February 2008. Full Report