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Really, really against the seed vault

There's plenty of heated debate about climate change topics like genetically modified foods, but at least one author sees Svalbard's doomsday seed vault possibly causing doomsday itself.

F. William Engdahl, author of the book "Seeds Of Destruction," argues in a December 2007 article published by Global Research the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is part of a scheme to give agribusiness control of the world's crops. High-profile advocates of gene banks are involved in a decades-long plan to "turn science to the service of eugenics, a hideous version of racial purity," according to Engdahl.

"Time will tell whether, God Forbid, the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Bank of Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation is part of another Final Solution, this involving the extinction of the Late, Great Planet Earth," he writes.

Reaction to Engdahl's works differs wildly, with some denouncing him as a conspiracy theorist while reviews of "Seeds Of Destruction" posted at Global Research's Web site offer lauds such as "reads like a murder mystery of an incredible dimension."

The article and other writings by Engdahl can be read at

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