One day, perhaps sooner or later, seeds will be worth more than gold. The day that the president goes on TV and announces there is no more oil…it’ll all come crashing down.

When there is no more oil, how will you run the tractor to plant the crops, how will you run the irrigation pipeline to the fields, and how will you harvest when there is no diesel for you combine? How will the workers get to your fields, how will the trucks and trains ship it to your neighborhood Safeway, and how will you pack your kids in your SUV, to drive the mile to pick up your 80 lbs. of food along with the 50 lbs. bag of dog food? Even the fertilizers that are used are based on oil.

How will you get to work? How will the firetruck get to your house? Forget about the school buses, the pleasure drives in the country, and he cable/internet guy that will be at your house on Thursday to connect your wifi and big screen. You won’t have any game to watch anyway, because there was no way to get the teams to the other cities.

All your plastic amenities will become very valuable because there will be no more of those. These are just some of the many things that are made from oil that we use in our daily lives:


• plastic ties • row cover • irrigation piping • polyethylene • polypropylene • bags and packaging • pesticides and herbicides • food preservatives • fertilizers

Clothing and Textiles

• ballet tights • nylon cord • everything polyester: blouses, pants, pajamas etc. • everything permanent press: shirts, dresses etc. • beads • bracelets • pantyhose • nylon zippers • plastic hangers • purses • thongs and flip flops • earrings • ribbons • fake fur • windbreakers • sandals • garment bags • shoe laces • rain coats • iron-on patches • sneakers • sweaters • sofa pillow material• tote bags • umbrellas

Around the Office

• ball point pens • diskettes • thermometer • Ink • computers • business card holders • copiers • waste baskets • calculators • printer cartridges • microfilm • name tags • binders • erasers • rulers • scotch tape • magic markers • telephones

Sports, Hobbies and Games

• backpacks • fishing lures • air mattresses • cameras • beach balls • fishing poles • hang gliders • vinyl cases • footballs • glue containers • puzzles • darts • Frisbees • golf ball and golf bags • shotgun shells • ear plugs • knitting needles• waterproof clothing • stadium cushions • earphones • yarn• kites • tennis racquets • fabric dye • decoys • lifejackets • nylon strings • face protectors • volley balls • model cars • plastic water guns • fishing bobbers • soccer balls • oil paints • parachutes • fishing cylume • light sticks • earphones • playing cards • photographs • monofilament fishing lines • diving boards • poker chips • goggles • rollerskate and skateboard wheels • whistles • guitar strings • picks • rafts • ice chests • tents • sleeping bags • pole vaulting poles • motorcycle helmets • skis, water skis • rubber cement • plastic flowerpots • hot tub covers • sails • snorkels • monkey bars • photo albums • wet suits • flippers • tennis balls • boats • insulated boots

Infants and Children

• acrylic toys • baby oil • laundry baskets • waterproof pants • baby aspirin • bath soap • mittens • pacifiers • baby blankets • bibs • rattles • doubleknit shirts • baby bottles • disposable diapers • baby shoes • teething rings • nipples and binkies • dolls • stuffed animals • baby lotion

Medicine and Health

• allergy medication • cotton-tipped swabs • inhalers • liquid Pepto-Bismol • aspirin • first aid cream • lancets • pill cases • band aids • first aid kits• latex gloves • prescription bottles • burn lotion • glycerin • mosquito spray • rubbing alcohol • chap stick • heart valve replacement • nasal decongestant • surgical tape • syringes • Vaseline • antiseptics • hearing aids • anesthetics • artificial limbs • eyeglasses and sunglasses • antihistamines • cortisone • vaporizers • denture adhesives • laxatives • Bactine • oxygen masks • stethoscopes • prescription glasses • cough syrup • hearing aids

Kitchen and Household

• vinegar bottles • egg cartons • meat trays • trash bags • breadboxes • freezer containers • melamine dishware • tumblers • cake decorations • jars • microwave dishes • utensils • candles • freezer bags • milk jugs • vacuum bottles • coasters • gelatin molds • nylon spatulas • wax paper • coffee pots • ice cream scoops • oven bags • mops • drinking cups • ice trays • plastic containers • fabric softener • detergent bottles • plastic table service • drain stoppers • dish drainers • lunch boxes • pudding molds • sponges • dish scrubbers • brushes • baggies • drinking straws • Styrofoam • paper cup dispensers • measuring cups • Teflon coated pans • table cloths • refrigerator shelves


• cologne • hair brushes • lipstick • permanent wave curlers • perfume • hair color • mascara • petroleum jelly • comb • foam rubber curlers • shampoo • contact lenses and cases • hair spray • hand lotion • shaving foam • hair dryers • shoe inserts • dentures • body lotion • face masks • skin cleanser • deodorants • moisturizing cream • soap holders • disposable razors • leather conditioner • mouthwash • sunglasses • facial toner • lens cleanser • nail polish • sunscreen • tooth brushes • toothpaste tubes • vitamins • synthetic wigs • bubble bath • soap capsules


• carpet padding • Naugahyde • Venetian blinds • TV cabinets • extension cords • picture frames • flocked wallpaper • shower doors • Formica • refrigerator lining • vinyl wallpaper • curtains • kitchen carpet • shag carpet • welcome mats • fan blades • lamps • shower curtain • patio furniture • swings • linoleum • upholstery • rugs

Building and Home

• caulking material • light switch plates • plungers • faucet washers • clotheslines • measuring tape • polyurethane stain • water pipes • electric saws • paintbrushes • propane bottles • wood floor cleaner/wax • vinyl electrical tape • plastic pipe • shingles (asphalt) • light panels • garden hoses • plastic wood spackling paste • awnings • glazing compound • Plexiglas • spray paint • enamel • epoxy paint • artificial turf • folding doors • floor wax • glue • house paint • paint rollers • toilet seats • water pipes • putty • solvents • roofing material • plywood adhesive • sockets • propane


• antifreeze • flat tire fix • street paving (asphalt) • car battery cases • coolant • motor oil • tires • loud speakers • bearing grease • sports car bodies • traffic cones • car enamel • brake fluid • dashboards • windshield wipers • visors • car sound insulation • oil filters • car seats • convertible tops • fan belts • gasoline


• ash trays • dog food dishes • toolboxes• CDs and DVDs • balloons • dog leashes • tape recorders • synthetic rubber • bubble gum • dog toys • flashlights • nylon ropes • bungee straps • flight bags • disposable lighters • cassette player • flea collars • flutes • lighter fluid • cigarette cases • electric blankets • tool racks • name tags • cigarette filters • ammonia • newspaper tubes • calibrated containers • insect repellent • phonograph records (vinyl) • crayons • ice buckets • dyes • pillows • credit cards • flashlights • fly swatters • plastic cup holders • dice • movie and camera film • k-resin • rain bonnets • luggage • video cassettes • charcoal lighter • rayon • safety glasses, gloves, hats • shoe polish • signs • cassette tapes • toys • watch bands • waterproof boots • shopping bags • bedspreads • checkbooks • covers • tobacco pouches • clothes hangers • flea collars • flavors • masking tape • safety flares • flags • butane

Source: Illinois Oil and Gas Association

That is why they are going to war, we all know it, it isn’t just about the gas that you pay for at the pump. It is because we are addicted to the black ooze. Look in the picture above at all the cars of all the migrant workers that transported them to the fields to pick our strawberries. All the black plastic that is used to heat the ground in order that you and I can have strawberries in December.

The largest cache of oil ever discovered was made in the 90’s in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan…but how to get it out? At first a deal was brokered with Iran to use their existing pipelines to transport it to the ocean by way of the Persian Gulf. But, Iran didn’t play ball, so we build a war based on “Weapons of Mass Destruction” that were never there, all to get a port on the Persian Gulf. The false flag operation of the Iraq, the Gulf of Tonkin, and Pearl Harbor, and Remember the Maine have taught us, that if you wrap an American flag around a turd, we will all bow down and worship. I don’t put it past some sick person to bomb Israel and blame it on Iran to justify our “colonization” of Iran. We are now at war with Afghanistan for what they have under the soil, why else would the US send geologists into a war zone? To find gold, silver, cobalt, and lithium in Afghanistan, all elements essential to computer age technology. It is colonization all over again, except it is for batteries not bananas.

I met Fidel, an extremely nice man who was incredibly patient with all my questions. He told me of the ins and outs of the factory farming business. He works for Driscoll’s, one of the world’s largest producers of berries. He told me at their corporate offices they have several Van Gogh’s. We got to talking about seed banks like the ones in Norway and others found around the world. There are about 6 million accessions, or samples of a particular population, stored as seeds in about 1,300 genebanks throughout the world as of 2006. This amount represents a small fraction of the world’s biodiversity, and many regions of the world have not been fully explored.

  • The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has been built inside a mountain in a man-made tunnel on the frozen Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. It is designed to survive catastrophes such as nuclear war and world war. It is operated by the Global Crop Diversity Trust. A tunnel has been created in a sandstone mountain on Spitsbergen, which is part of the Svalbard archipelago, about 1,307 kilometres (812 mi) from the North Pole. The area’s permafrost will keep the vault below the freezing point of water and the seeds are protected by 1-metre thick walls of steel-reinforced concrete. There are two airlocks and two blast-proof doors. The vault accepted the first seeds on 26 February 2008.
  • The Wellcome Trust Millennium Building (WTMB) houses the Millennium Seed Bank Project. It is located at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. It provides space for the storage of thousands of seed samples in an underground vault.
  • Nikolai Vavilov (1887–1943) was a Russian geneticist and botanist who, through botanic-agronomic expeditions, collected seeds from all over the world. He set up one of the first seed banks, in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), which survived the 28-month Siege of Leningrad in World War II. It is now known as the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry. Several botanists starved to death rather than eat the collected seeds.
  • The BBA (Beej Bachao Andolan — Save the Seeds movement) began in the late 1980s in Uttarakhand, India, led by Vijay Jardhari. Seed banks were created to store native varieties of seeds.
Fidel told me that Driscoll’s has an underground 50 acre vault they call “Area 51”. There they store root stocks and seeds should any calamity strike. Even the roots snips can survive 20 years if kept properly. If we are to ever run out of oil, or it becomes so expensive that food cannot be had but for a small fortune, seeds will become worth more than their weight in gold. Everyone will want to plant a garden in their backyard.
According to the CIA:
total: 510.072 million sq km
land: 148.94 million sq km
water: 361.132 million sq km
note: 70.9% of the world’s surface is water, 29.1% is land
Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
arable land: 10.57%
permanent crops: 1.04%
other: 88.39% (2005)
Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
3,245,566 sq km (2008 est.)
If the total arable land is approximately 15 million square km, and the world population just topped 7 Billion, how long will it be till there isn’t enough land to support all the people? 15 million sq. km is approximately 3,706,580,722 acres. It is said that a family of 5 can survive on 40 acres (the reason for the US failed promise of 40 acres and a mule for every former slave). But, more recent estimates say that 4000 sq. feet per person. But to be on the safe side, let’s say 10K. At the bare minimum, it seems that the arable land would support 16 billion people.
But, the irrigated land…that is more important. At 10,000 square foot per person there is only enough land for 3,493,498,200, or half our world population at the moment. No wonder our seas are nearing the breaking point. It is enough to make one ponder if Americans are getting fat because of their diet…or being fattened to survive the coming collapse.
Small wonder the companies like Monsanto, a fertilizer company, is now in the seed business making commodified seeds. The commodified seed is ecologically incomplete and ruptured at two levels: First, it does not reproduce itself, while, by definition, seed is a regenerative resource. Genetic resources are thus, through technology, transformed from a renewable into a non-renewable resource. Second, it does not produce by itself; it needs the help of purchased inputs. And, as the seed and chemical companies merge, the dependence on inputs will increase.
You want to eat? Buy your seed from us, but you need our special chemical to unlock it, and you always have to buy more, because the seeds won’t reproduce by themselves. Feel over the barrel much? On this Black Friday, when everyone in America is consuming, it is interesting to consider that we have become like Saturn, we are devouring our own children.

Interesting that Jesus never said a thing about homosexuality, but he says feed the poor over 150 times.