Connecting the Pieces (Conspiracies)
I've done some digging, and I think I'm ready to start revealing what it is I've found in my detective work. Please feel free to suggest any interpretation for what follows.
"Agrasanto corporation successfully lobbied the dismantling of Svalbard Seed Vault last Tuesday. Arguing that the collection of seeds represented a contamination risk for its own line of genetically modified seeds, aggressive marketing and lobbying pressured the Norwegian government to dismantle the seed vault project. Agrasanto seeds are used in over 73% of global agriculture, and contamination of even a single strain of the Agrasanto seed could devastate food production worldwide."
As you can see, the genetic engineering giant Agrasanto had seed vaults legally dismantled. I believe that this was a main cause of the black swamp, since most of the plants wouldn't be immune to a certain disease- more on that later.
"Agrasanto broke ground today on its first animal-free meat-cloning facility. Detroit plays host to a revolution in food production, as cloned meat cells are grown within blocks of the families who will consume them. With a vastly reduced environmental and physical footprint, the cloned meat facility represents a leap forward in food production and infrastructure."
This is one of the few, if not the only, mentions of food cloning in the game. The article says that the new advancement would improve infrastructure. As we already know, this was not the case.
"Agrasanto Congealed Grease Popsicles: Meat without the heat!"
This was the headline of an article with no visible description. Agrasanto was indeed expanding its hold on the food market. I have reason to believe Agrasanto also owned (completely or large shares of) Corn-a-Cola and Wavs. In further articles, Corn-a-Cola is said to have abundant sugar and caffeine. What better way to secure a a market than to get all the consumers hooked.
"Hyperpreservatives: Bacteria are scared to eat it, so you don't have to be! Just one more way Mr. Johnson Company is watching out for you."
We now know that Agrasanto was a major food and genetics industry player. If they created such an advancement as cloned meat, why wouldn't they expand further? I believe that Agrasanto wanted more and more income, and making it so that harmful bacteria can't use your product would be a great way to increase the amount going to market. But as many of us probably know, the use of high end chemicals usually leads to the strongest bacteria living, and multiplying into supper bugs. More on this later.
I believe that the industry giant Agrasanto was a major player in the creation of the black swamp. I'll give more information on that later. Essentially, Agrasanto wanted to further its hold on the food market, but over expanded, and inevitably wiped the gene pool. However, Agrasanto is not the only suspect in this, as I will disclose later after further analysis.
Rar! Rar rar rar! Thanks for reading :)