over Seed, Food, Health, Knowledge
…and the Earth
The report gathers evidence and throws light on the dangers of philanthrocapitalism, which is boosting the corporate takeover of our seed, agriculture, food, knowledge and global health systems, manipulating information and eroding our democracies. Over the last 30 years it has emerged as a major force, able to derail the international agenda and push our future and the future of our planet towards extinction and ecological collapse.
Throughout the report, we see how the patterns of technocratic solutionism, powered by an unholy alliance between big-capital, science and technology institutions and states, are embodied by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and put into accelerated action through philanthropic development. Through its various initiatives, sub-organizations, development schemes and funding mechanisms, the Gates weave an intricate web of wide-ranging power and influence, obscured through all its separate strands. The report addresses a large part of this web of power. A power which deliberately ignores the past failures of the very technologies they wish to push, and which disregards any potential problem their initiatives might yield, power focused primarily on profit and market expansion.
This democratic emergency is analysed in detail by leading experts and civil society movements’ leaders, such as Vandana Shiva, Farida Akhter, José Esquinas Alcàzar, Nicoletta Dentico, Fernando Cabaleiro, Seth Itzkan, Dru Jay, Satish Kumar, Jonathan Latham, Aidé Jiménez-Martínez, Chito Medina, Zahra Moloo, Silvia Ribeiro, Adelita San Vicente, Ali Tapsoba, Jim Thomas, Timothy A. Wise. The report counts on the participation of international organisations and national movements, such as ETC Group, Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch, Soil4Climate, Bioscience Resource, GM Watch, Naturaleza de Derechos – Argentina, Masipag – Philippines, Terre à Vie – Burkina Faso, UBINIG – Bangladesh.
Gates Ag One: The Recolonisation Of Agriculture
Navdanya International – Independent Science News, 16 November 2020
Technological Solutionism Will Not Save our Food Systems
Navdanya International, 9 November 2020
The Philanthro-capitalist empire of Bill Gates
Navdanya International, 3 November 2020
Is philanthro-capitalism endangering sustainable development?
Navdanya International – Lifegate, 26 October 2020Bill Gates’ Philanthro-capitalist Empire Puts the Future of our Planet at Stake
Press Release, 14 October 2020
The Report Synthesis will soon be available in Spanish.
ONE EMPIRE OVER SEED: CONTROL OVER THE WORLD’S SEED BANKS – Vandana Shiva
BMG FOUNDATION AND IRRI: CORPORATE HIJACK OF RICE SCIENCE – Chito P. Medina
GENE EDITING: UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES AND RISKS – GM Watch, Technical advisor: Dr Michael Antoniou
A TREATY TO PROTECT OUR AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY – Josè Esquinas-Alcazar
BEYOND GREEN GOLD: MEGADIVERSE COUNTRIES AS PROVIDERS OF GENETIC RESOURCES AND DIGITAL SEQUENCE INFORMATION – Aidé Jiménez-Martínez and Adelita San Vicente Tello
PIRACY THROUGH PATENTS
BIOPIRACY OF CLIMATE RESILIENT SEEDS – Navdanya
BANANA BIOPIRACY THROUGH GMO BANANA – Vandana Shiva
CAMPAIGN – ‘NO GMO BANANA’ – Navdanya
GATES AG-ONE AND THE RECOLONISATION OF AGRICULTURE – Navdanya
GATES AG ONE IN ARGENTINA – Fernando Cabaleiro
COLONISING AGRICULTURE THROUGH THE FAILED GREEN REVOLUTION
BILL & MELINDA GATES: THE DYSTOPIA OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA – Nicoletta Dentico
GATES FOUNDATION’S GREEN REVOLUTION FAILS AFRICA’S FARMERS – Timothy A. Wise
PROMOTING FAILED GMOS
THE GOLDEN RICE HOAX – Vandana Shiva
WHY WE OPPOSE GOLDEN RICE – Stop Golden Rice Network
BT BRINJAL: ALLIANCE FOR CROOKED SCIENCE & CORPORATE LIES – Farida Akhter
LAB MADE BREAST MILK AND LAB MADE MEAT – Vandana Shiva
MEDIA AND LOBBY EMPIRE
THE POWER OF PROPAGANDA AND THE LANGUAGE OF PERSUASION – Nicoletta Dentico
MESSENGERS OF GATES’ AGENDA: HOW THE CORNELL ALLIANCE SPREADS DISINFORMATION AND DISCREDITS AGROECOLOGY – Community Alliance for Global Justice / AGRA Watch
DIGITAL DICTATORS – Satish Kumar
PEDAGOGY OF FREEDOM – Satish Kumar
COLONISING GLOBAL HEALTH
THE PHILANTHROPIC MONOPOLY OF BILL & MELINDA GATES – Nicoletta Dentico
SECTION 6 – ONE EMPIRE OVER THE EARTH: AMPLIFYING CLIMATE CHANGE, ACCELERATING THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION
THE SUGAR DADDY OF GEOENGINEERING: BILL GATES’ FOSSIL FUEL INTERESTS AND FUNDING FOR GLOBAL CLIMATE ENGINEERING – Dru Jay and Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group
DRIVEN TO EXTERMINATE: HOW BILL GATES BROUGHT GENE DRIVE EXTINCTION TECHNOLOGY INTO THE WORLD – Zahra Moloo and Jim Thomas, ETC Group.
SCIENTIFIC TERRORISM IN BURKINA FASO – Tapsoba Ali De Goamma
GATES FOUNDATION HIRED PR FIRM TO MANIPULATE UN OVER GENE DRIVES – Jonathan Latham
BIODIVERSITY, GMOS, & GENE DRIVES OF THE MILITARISED MIND – Vandana Shiva