Bill Gates, Monsanto, and eugenics: How one of the world's wealthiest men is
actively promoting a corporate takeover of global agriculture
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 http://www.naturalnews.com
(NaturalNews) After it was exposed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
the philanthropic brainchild of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, purchased
500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million,
it became abundantly clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to
something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world's poor (http://www.guardian.co.uk).
It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to
dominate and control the world's systems, including in the areas of technology,
medicine, and now agriculture.
The Gates Foundation, aka the tax-exempt Gates Family Trust, is currently
in the process of spending billions of dollars in the name of humanitarianism to
establish a global food monopoly dominated by genetically-modified (GM) crops
and seeds. And based on the Gates family's history of involvement in world
affairs, it appears that one of its main goals besides simply establishing
corporate control of the world's food supply is to reduce the world's population
by a significant amount in the process.
William H. Gates Sr.,
former head of eugenics group Planned Parenthood
Bill Gates' father, William H. Gates Sr., has long been involved with the
eugenics group Planned Parenthood, a rebranded organization birthed out
of the American Eugenics Society. In a 2003 interview with PBS'
Bill Moyers, Bill Gates admitted that his father used to be the head of
Planned Parenthood, which was founded on the concept that most human beings
are just "reckless breeders" and "human weeds" in need of culling (http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_gates.html).
Gates also admitted during the interview that his family's involvement in
reproductive issues throughout the years has been extensive, referencing his own
prior adherence to the beliefs of eugenicist Thomas Robert Malthus, who believed
that populations of the world need to be controlled through reproductive
restrictions. Though Gates claims he now holds a different view, it appears as
though his foundation's initiatives are just a modified Malthusian approach that
much more discreetly reduces populations through vaccines and GMOs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Robert_Malthus).
Gates Foundation has invested heavily in converting Asian,
African agricultural systems to GMOs
William Gates Sr.'s association with Planned Parenthood and continued
influence in the realm of "population and reproductive health" is significant
because Gates Sr. is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.gatesfoundation.org/leadership/Pages/william-gates-sr.aspx).
This long-time eugenicist "guides the vision and strategic direction" of the
Gates Foundation, which is currently heavily focused on forcing GMOs on
Africa via its financing of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
The Gates Foundation has admittedly given at least $264.5 million in
grant commitments to AGRA (www.gatesfoundation.org/about/Documents/BMGFFactSheet.pdf),
and also reportedly hired Dr. Robert Horsch, a former Monsanto executive
for 25 years who developed Roundup, to head up AGRA back in 2006. According to a
report published in La Via Campesina back in 2010, 70 percent of AGRA's
grantees in Kenya work directly with Monsanto, and nearly 80 percent of
the Gates Foundation funding is devoted to biotechnology (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21606.cfm).
The same report explains that the Gates Foundation pledged $880 million
in April 2010 to create the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
(GAFSP), which is a heavy promoter of GMOs. GAFSP, of course, was responsible
for providing $35 million in "aid" to earthquake-shattered Haiti to be used for
implementing GMO agricultural systems and technologies.
Back in 2003, the Gates Foundation invested $25 million in "GM
(genetically modified) research to develop vitamin and protein-enriched seeds
for the world's poor," a move that many international charities and farmers
groups vehemently opposed (http://healthfreedoms.org).
And in 2008, the Gates Foundation awarded $26.8 million to Cornell
University to research GM wheat, which is the next major food crop in the
crosshairs of Monsanto's GM food crop pipeline (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21606.cfm).
If you control agriculture, you control the populations of the
The Gates Foundation's ties with Monsanto and corporate
agriculture in general speak volumes about its real agenda, which is to create a
monopolistic system of world control in every area of human life. Vaccines,
pharmaceuticals, GMOs, reproductive control, weather manipulation, global
warming -- these and many other points of entry are the means by which the
Gates Foundation is making great strides to control the world by pretending
to help improve and save it.
Rather than promote real food sovereignty and address the underlying political
and economic issues that breed poverty, Gates and Co. has instead embraced the
promotion of corporately-owned and controlled agriculture and medicine paradigms
that will only further enslave the world's most impoverished. It is abundantly
evident that GMOs have ravished already-impoverished people groups by destroying
their native agricultural systems, as has been seen in India (http://www.naturalnews.com/030913_Monsanto_suicides.html).
Some may say Gates' endeavors are all about the money, while others may say they
are about power and control. Perhaps it is a combination of both, where Gates is
still in the business of promoting his own commercial investments, which
includes buying shares in Monsanto while simultaneously investing in
programs to promote Monsanto.
Whatever the case may be, there is simply no denying that Gates now has a direct
interest in seeing Monsanto succeed in spreading GMOs around the world.
And since Gates is openly facilitating Monsanto's growth into new markets
through his "humanitarian" efforts, it is clear that the Gates family is in bed
"Although Bill Gates might try to say that the Foundation is not linked to his
business, all it proves is the opposite: most of their donations end up favoring
the commercial investments of the tycoon, not really "donating" anything, but
instead of paying taxes to state coffers, he invests his profits in where it is
favorable to him economically, including propaganda from their supposed good
intentions," wrote Silvia Ribeiro in the Mexican news source La Jornada
back in 2010.
"On the contrary, their 'donations' finance projects as destructive as
geoengineering or replacement of natural community medicines for high-tech
patented medicines in the poorest areas of the world ... Gates is also engaged
in trying to destroy rural farming worldwide, mainly through the 'Alliance for a
Green Revolution in Africa' (AGRA). It works as a Trojan horse to deprive poor
African farmers of their traditional seeds, replacing them with the seeds of
their companies first, finally by genetically modified (GM)."
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