EN — LARRY ROMANOFF: The World of Biological Warfare — Chapter 4 – Genetically Modified Seeds (updated)

 September 15, 2023


The World of

Biological Warfare

Chapter 4 –

Genetically Modified Seeds (updated)


Larry Romanoff

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GM seeds and GM food carry great risks for all nations, so much so that for many reasons it is probably imperative these foods be banned outright. This subject is too large to be discussed here, but one aspect requires brief notice. If we were to ask about the origin of GM seeds, how the idea was conceived and developed, who did the research and who provided the funding, how would we reply? We might reasonably suggest that perhaps the concept originated in the Biology or Agricultural Department of some university, or that a government lab doing research on food supplies might have conceived and pursued the idea. Or, we might suggest a private company in the agricultural field was looking for more productive varieties of grains and stumbled on this process.


We might suggest all those answers, but in each case we would be wrong. GM seed was conceived, promoted, researched, and funded by the US Department of Defense – the American War Department. GM seed was never meant to feed the hungry, but was instead conceived and developed as a weapon or, more precisely, as a weapons-delivery system. Genetically-Modified seed was never intended to support human life, but to eliminate it. [1][2][3]


GM seed is neither more productive nor healthier than traditional heritage crops, and is far more expensive and destructive. From another direction, GM seed will reproduce, but its seed is rendered infertile. Farmers and countries must therefore purchase new seed for planting, every year into perpetuity, giving Big Agra companies the power to sentence an uncooperative nation to a devastating drop in food production and resulting genocide by famine. GM seed presents almost irresistible military advantages against any nation that becomes dependent on this source of food grains. One is that the US can use it as a political weapon, refusing to supply seed to a disfavored nation, perhaps causing widespread famine and dislocation. The other is more sinister, in that many groups have experimented with gene-splicing technology, inserting unrelated DNA into various seeds.


It is by now well-known that various companies and governments have succeeded in splicing many different pathogens into GM seed. This can be benign, when one firm attempted to create plants that could produce aspirin. It can also be malignant, as when another firm produced spermicidal corn that would render men sterile. In fact, it  has been proven that a great many deadly pathogens can be spliced into GM seed, with consequences I will leave to your imagination. In all its forms, GM seed qualifies as biological warfare, at least potentially.


In one case in Canada, a government department discovered an “anti-freeze” gene contained in the blood of fish living in Arctic waters, permitting them to survive in waters of sub-zero temperature.[4]The scientists spliced this gene into Canadian wheat crops, permitting the wheat to withstand freezing temperatures without damage. They also discovered anti-freeze proteins derived from insects, proteins that were found to be up to 100 times more powerful than similar proteins found in fish.[5] Monsanto also forced these genes into tomatoes, resulting in the first GMO tomato. [6] In another case, an American research lab spliced the genes from fireflies into tobacco plants, producing a tobacco field that glowed in the dark. [7] These examples may be harmless, but others are much less so.


As noted in Chapter 2 in this series, [8]Australia created a GM food-based mouse virus that killed 100% of its victims simply by inserting an interleukin gene that suppressed all immune responses to the virus. To carry the lethality further, they inserted into the GM seed other proteins that worked to kill more than half of the mice that had been vaccinated against this virus. And that means scientists today can not only create a virus that will exterminate an entire population but can splice into that virus additional matter that will even defeat prior vaccinations. This process is entirely military, with unwitting nations purchasing this contaminated seed and literally paying seed companies for the rope that will hang them.


The researchers themselves admit their creations are potentially deadly to humanity, but the main reason I am dwelling on this topic is the military connection of this pathogen research with genetically-modified (GM) seeds and plants. [9] The US government and military, Big Pharma, the US media and other apologists have been praising the potential of GM plants to ‘manufacture’ natural or synthetic medicines. For example, GM seeds could potentially contain the building blocks for acetylsalicylic acid, with Aspirin then inexpensively and conveniently extracted from the plants. That may well happen, but that’s only the good news. The bad news is that anything can be spliced into GM seed, which is why it was the US Defense Department that financed its research and creation. In this context, the interleukins mentioned above are already being produced in GM plants, with actual field trials having been conducted in the US.


In 2012, The PLA Daily, China National Defense, published an article revealing a strong suspicion that American universities and scientific researchers were collecting the genes of ethnic Chinese for the purpose of developing ethnic-specific bio-weapons, discussing some evidence of a Top-Secret military project involving the participation of large numbers of American non-military NGOs and other American organisations in China, largely on the pretense of “assisting” in medical research or helping to control AIDS. The fear is that the US military, which has never hidden its desire for such weapons, hopes to develop pathogens and GM seeds that will mutate the genetic structure of certain racial groups – of which the Chinese is definitely one. The report stated evidence that the US had already developed some genetic weapons directed to African and Middle Eastern races, which used viruses implanted in winemaking yeast that would infect specific populations. To further these ambitions, the US military, with the kind cooperation of Harvard University,[10] engaged in an astonishingly fraudulent collection of certain kinds of Chinese DNA, and Tufts University, again sponsored by the US military, conducted a similarly fraudulent “live field trial” on some Chinese children to determine their susceptibility to a particular strain of a pathogen in GM Golden rice. [11]


Spermicidal Corn. Picture source


In 2001 scientists at the Epicyte bio-lab in San Diego created a GM contraceptive corn, having discovered a rare class of human antibodies that attack sperm. Their researchers isolated the genes that regulate the manufacture of these antibodies and inserted them into corn plants, creating horticultural factories that make contraceptives.[12][13][14][15] Shortly after the 2001 Epicyte press release, all discussion of the breakthrough vanished. The company was taken over by Biolex and nothing more was heard in any media about the development of spermicidal corn. University professors who have published detailed treatises on this topic have had all publications deleted. Epicyte, DuPont and Syngenta (sponsors of the Svalbard Seed Vault) had a joint venture to share and use this technology. Silvia Ribeiro, of the NGO ETC Group, warned in a column in the Mexican daily La Jornada, that “The potential of spermicidal corn as a biological weapon is very high”, and reminisced about the use of forced sterilizations against indigenous peoples. [16]


This is the reason GM seed companies are suddenly promoting the use of cotton seeds as a primary foodstuff for underdeveloped countries. Cotton seeds are toxic, containing a chemical called gossypol which is an effective male sterilant. [17][18] The seed companies claim to have removed this toxin to a safe level, but there is no safe level for gossypol. Even very minute doses taken repeatedly (as when used for a basic food) will render an entire male population sterile. [19]What the Rothschilds and Sanofi, Bill Gates, the WHO, the World Bank, USAID, and UNICEF do for the female populations, the seed companies will do for the male portion. If they have their way, much of the world may one day be uninhabited.


The dangers are obvious. Almost any pathogen, like HIV, H5N1, and a host of others, can be spliced into many kinds of GM seeds with the potential to exterminate an enemy’s population without having to start a shooting war. And one of these new creations is the insertion of interleukins into GM seed, which would be precisely the “defense suppression” I mentioned earlier – eliminating an enemy’s ability to counter a pandemic even if the nation had an effective vaccine against the disease. But even before that occurs, GM field crops have a nasty habit of contributing their DNA through the actions of insects and birds as well as natural combinations arising from simultaneous plant exposures. It is especially frightening that this research, the field trials, and the results, by the GM companies like Monsanto are performed entirely in secret and no information is ever released to the public. There is much reason to fear that GM crops are producing not only pharmaceuticals but virulent pathogens with a military and political purpose.


It appears increasingly certain that the entire world of genetics, of DNA, of man-made bioweapons, of GM food, and of population reduction and civilian control, are all closely related and inherently of military origin and purpose, and the evidence increasingly is that this all originates from The City of London. “The attraction is that bio-weapons are not only very efficient mass killers but are very cost-effective compared to shooting wars. As well, genetic weapons can be dispersed in a multitude of ways, using virus-infected insects or bacteria, or spliced into GM seeds. These weapons are difficult to detect and identify, and often a treatment or vaccine could be years in the making.


The US Defense Department has invested huge sums in research directed to splicing lethal genes into these GM crop seeds, including smallpox, coronaviruses, bird and swine flu viruses, the plague, AIDS, and more. As a military weapon, such science is priceless. Why begin a shooting war when Monsanto or Cargill can sell rice, corn and soybeans that contain smallpox, H5N1, or a coronavirus? When the seed is harvested and passes into the nation’s food supply it could, within weeks, exterminate 50% or more of the population without firing a single shot.


And this was precisely the reason GM seed was conceived and developed by the Americans. It is a weapon of war, designed and meant to deliver to a nation’s entire population (plant, animal, and human) a lethal virus or other disease, to literally exterminate an enemy with no risk to the aggressor. Many scientists and US military documents have demonstrated that seeds are far cheaper and much more effective than bombs in the search for military domination. One such military document I have discussed elsewhere stated the cost per death of an enemy population by nuclear, conventional, and biological weapons, the latter being orders of magnitude less than the former.


In Henry Kissinger’s infamous (by now) National Security Study Memo NSSM-200, [20] he stated, “Assistance for population moderation should give primary emphasis to the largest and fastest growing developing countries where there is special U.S. political and strategic interest. Those countries are: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Columbia.” One of his anti-population weapons was food. Kissinger is on record  stating, “Control oil, you control nations; control food and you control the people.” As William Engdahl wrote in his book Seeds of Destruction, [21] “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.


    • The Doomsday Seed Vault at Svalbard


Picture source: the UK Guardian


A new and serious cause for concern is the recently-announced seed vault built on a piece of barren rock named Svalbard, which is owned by Norway, is very remote near the North Pole, and virtually inaccessible. This facility, which the UK Guardian christened “The Doomsday Seed Vault”, [21] is buried more than 400 feet deep in a mountain on the island of Spitsbergen, has dual blast-proof doors with motion sensors, two airlocks, and walls of steel-reinforced concrete one meter thick. There are no full-time staff, but the vault’s relative inaccessibility will facilitate monitoring any human activity. The stated purpose is to store the entire world’s heritage seeds so that crop diversity can be saved for the future, but that crop diversity is already “saved”, stored in thousands of vaults all around the world. What do these people foresee, that such a remote and secure facility should be developed? [22][23][24]


Picture Source: Crop Trust


“Over the past 50 years, agricultural practices have changed dramatically, with technological advances allowing large-scale crop production. But while crop yields have increased, biodiversity has decreased to the point that now only about 30 crops provide 95% of human food-energy needs. Only 10% of the rice varieties that China used in the 1950s are still used today, for example. The U.S. has lost over 90% of its fruit and vegetable varieties since the 1900s. This monoculture nature of agriculture leaves food supplies more susceptible to threats such as diseases and drought.” [25] The media promotions all glow about “Securing the Future of Agriculture” and “Protecting the world’s Biodiversity”, but the facts on the ground tell a very different story.


Much of the major funding (and/or participation and management) of the Svalbard Seed Vault include Bayer Crop Science, the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto, DuPont, Bill Gates,  the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, the WHO, and CGIAR* . I am not the only person to have noticed that some of the world’s major population-reduction enthusiasts are in control of this seed bank. When so many of these people gather in one place for one purpose, there is ample reason for more than mild suspicion.


* CGIAR is the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, according to them: “a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in research about food security. CGIAR research aims to reduce rural poverty, increase food security, improve human health and nutrition, and sustainable management of natural resources.” However, to my best knowledge, CGIAR has yet to accomplish any of these ambitions.


Public Domain: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld with US Ambassador to Iraq, L. Paul Bremer III at Baghdad International Airport by Lisa M. Zunzanyika USAF, February 23, 2004 (DOD 040223-F-0881Z-001). Source


The promoters and financiers of this venture are the same people who control the world’s GM seeds and who have been among the most outspoken proponents of drastically reducing the world’s population: the Rockefeller and Gates Foundations, Syngenta, DuPont, Monsanto and CGIAR. These are the same people who are actively destroying crop diversity all over the planet. Why would they suddenly get religion and decide to save in Norway the same seeds they are destroying everywhere else? If we look back at the US hijacking of Iraq, we find the opposite of “crop diversity”. Order 81 of Paul Bremer’s so-called “provisional orders” stipulates that all Iraqi farmers must use Monsanto’s GM seed for all crops planted in the country, with the use of any heritage Iraqi seed stock now totally prohibited.[26] Seed Gene Banks in Afghanistan and Iraq were destroyed by the US military – by these same people, none of which was backed up in Svalbard and are now lost forever. Something similar is true for many other countries. This then begs the question of why, if Monsanto et al are so desirous to protect the sacred heritage of all plant life everywhere, are they in fact and in real life destroying that same diversity in so many nations by bribery, coercion, and extortion – and by military force when necessary.


Many people who have researched this subject of the seed vault, have arrived at the same conclusion as mine, that the vault was created as a storehouse for lethal biological pathogens, the DNA of which can be combined with GM seed and unleashed anywhere with the help of these same seed companies. No other use would explain the list of participants or the need for the remote location and virtually nuclear-proof security. Engdahl asked, “Is it a coincidence that these same organizations, from Norway to the Rockefeller Foundation to the World Bank are also involved in the Svalbard seed bank project?” [27][28]




Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into 32 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes’. (Chapt. 2 — Dealing with Demons).

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[1] Are Market GM Plants an Unrecognized Platform for Bioterrorism and Biocrime?

[2] GM Seeds and the Militarization of Food – and Everything Else

[3] The hidden agenda of genetic manipulation

[4] The use of antifreeze proteins for frost protection in sensitive crop plants

[5] Canadian Scientists Find Potent Antifreeze Protein That Equips Insects To Brave Winter

[6] The Monsanto GMO Story: Adding a Fish Gene Into Tomatoes

[7] Of Fireflies and Tobacco Plants

[8] The World of Biological Warfare — Chapter 2 – Background

[9] Doctors still trying to diagnose mysteries of hantavirus

[10] Harvard University’s Fraudulent Chinese DNA Exploitation

[11] Tufts University’s Fraudulent China Golden Rice “Experiment”

(12) GM corn set to stop man spreading his seed

(13) Is the Epicyte Gene Causing Sterility In The GMO Corn You Eat?

(14) Contraceptive GM corn

[15] GM corn set to stop man spreading his seed;

[16] The Eco-Politics of Spermicidal, Genetically Engineered Corn

(17) Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat

(18) Gossypol: a contraceptive for men

[19] Gossypol – Uses, Side Effects, and More

[20] National Security Study Memorandum NSSM 200; Implications of Worldwide Population Growth For U.S. Security and Overseas Interests

[21] Seeds of destruction : the hidden agenda of genetic manipulation

[21] Svalbard’s mysterious ‘doomsday’ seed vault offers glimpse inside with virtual tour

[22] This mysterious Arctic vault protects the world’s biodiversity

[23] The Svalbard seed vault hides a biological secret

[24] The Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Securing the Future of Agriculture


[26] Humanity at the Crossroads

[27] “Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic. Bill Gates 2006 Initiative

[28] What’s Going on with the Arctic ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault?



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