Gmos quotes

  • People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons are scientifically based... what else can you call a genetically engineered life form?
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Dragons #Gmos #People

  • I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
    -- Brian Ferneyhough

    #Gmos #Musical #Variation

  • Some people are genetically programmed to be difficult.
    -- Bruce Kent

    #Gmos #People #Difficult

  • The science just hasn't been done.
    -- Charles Benbrook

    #Gmos #Done

  • Any scientist who tells you they know that GMOs are safe and not to worry about it, is either ignorant of the history of science or is deliberately lying. Nobody knows what the long-term effect will be.
    -- David Suzuki

    #Lying #Gmos #Long

  • I would avoid any product that contains genetically modified (GMO) corn, because there are still questions regarding the long-term health effects of genetically altered foods on the human body have not been thoroughly tested. Sugars are also sneaked into tons of different foods, especially foods marketed to kids. Again, study the labels carefully before buying.
    -- Deirdre Imus

    #Kids #Gmos #Long

  • The FDA has received over a million comments from citizens demanding labeling of GMOs. 90 percent of Americans agree. So, why no labeling?
    -- Dennis Kucinich

    #Fda #Gmos #Citizens

  • If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,
    -- Dmitry Medvedev

    #Opportunity #Gmos #Space

  • As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its inhabitants become more and more modified, and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards an abyss where life is either extinguished , or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
    -- Edward Forbes

    #Gmos #Sparks #Life Is

  • I believe in the science. When you think about GMOs, I spend a lot of time on them, and I understand them. But I understand that my telling people on faith may not carry the day. They need to see it, understand it, [and we need to] arm them with facts, educate them, and let them make their choices.
    -- Ellen J. Kullman

    #Believe #Thinking #Gmos

  • About 90 percent of all soy is genetically modified (GMO). Soy is also one of the top seven allergens, and is widely known to cause immediate hypersensitivity reactions. While in the last forty years soy has occupied an important place in the transition from an unhealthy meat-based diet to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, it is time for us to upgrade our food choice to one having more benefits, and fewer negative possibilities. In 1986, Stuart Berger, MD, placed soy among the seven top allergens - one of the "sinister seven." At the time, most experts listed soy around tenth or eleventh.
    -- Gabriel Cousens

    #Years #Gmos #Choices

  • I'm against the theory of the multinational corporations who say if you are against hunger you must be for GMO. That's wrong, there is plenty of natural, normal good food in the world to nourish the double of humanity. There is absolutely no justification to produce genetically modified food except the profit motive and the domination of the multinational corporations.
    -- Jean Ziegler

    #Gmos #Humanity #World

  • The public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved, or even raised. If you're a farmer and you're growing a genetically engineering food crop, those genes are going to flow to the other farm.
    -- Jeremy Rifkin

    #Engineering #Gmos #Issues

  • Europe will not accept genetically modified foods. It doesn't make any difference in the final analysis what Brussels does, what Washington does, or what the World Trade Organization does.
    -- Jeremy Rifkin

    #Organization #Differences #Gmos

  • Back in 1983, the United States government approved the release of the first genetically modified organism. In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.
    -- Jeremy Rifkin

    #Gmos #Government #Bacteria

  • The position I took at the time was that we hadn't really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms.
    -- Jeremy Rifkin

    #Gmos #Environmental #Introducing

  • Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I'm sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows.
    -- Jeremy Rifkin

    #Gmos #Safe #Nobody Knows

  • All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.
    -- John T. Flynn

    #War #Gmos #Firsts

  • The huge arrogance of the companies developing GMO crops and their determination to destroy the line of accountability which links the developer to the product is breath-taking. When something goes wrong, as it inevitably will, there will be a great benefit to those who have taken a stance against genetically modified organisms.
    -- Jonathon Porritt

    #Determination #Taken #Gmos

  • Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.
    -- Norman Borlaug

    #Gmos #Justice #Desire

  • But I majored in Drama, modified with Psychology.
    -- Rachel Dratch

    #Drama #Gmos #Psychology

  • The present Luddism over genetic engineering may die a natural death as the computer-illiterate generation is superseded.... I fear that, if the green movement's high-amplitude warnings over GMOs turn out to be empty, people will be dangerously disinclined to listen to other and more serious warnings.
    -- Richard Dawkins

    #Engineering #Gmos #People

  • An ecosystem, you can always intervene and change something in it, but there's no way of knowing what all the downstream effects will be or how it might affect the environment. We have such a miserably poor understanding of how the organism develops from its DNA that I would be surprised if we don't get one rude shock after another.
    -- Richard Lewontin

    #Dna #Ecosystems #Gmos

  • rBGH poses an even greater risk to human health than ever considered. The FDA and Monsanto have a lot to answer for. Given the cancer risks, and other health concerns, why is rBGH milk still on the market?
    -- Samuel Epstein

    #Cancer #Gmos #Fda

  • But the newest research is showing that many properties of the brain are genetically organized, and don't depend on information coming in from the senses.
    -- Steven Pinker

    #Gmos #Perception #Brain

  • The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
    -- W. H. Auden

    #Death #Men #Gmos

  • The long-term study of GMO foods is going on in real time and in real life. Not in a lab.
    -- Ziggy Marley

    #Real #Gmos #Long

  • GMO agriculture will probably save the world in this century. But in the developed world, where few people are haunted by the specter of famine, people are free to fetishize heirloom tomatoes and worry about the provenance of what sits on their dinner tables.
    -- Annalee Newitz

    #Gmos #Agriculture #Worry

  • There are plenty of publicly-funded organizations and nonprofits that are trying to develop GMO crops that could help feed people in developing nations by producing disease-resistant or drought-resistant strains of staple crops like cassava or bananas.
    -- Annalee Newitz

    #Organization #Gmos #People

  • That said, a lot of people buy products with "green" in the brand name, but make no attempt to understand what it would really take to live sustainably. I think one of the most pernicious examples of magical environmental thinking is the anti-GMO movement.
    -- Annalee Newitz

    #Thinking #Names #Gmos

  • GMOs could really land us in trouble
    -- Colin Tudge

    #Land #Gmos #Trouble

  • The entire EU has labeling for GMOs, and is simply saying let's let consumers know what they're buying, let's let them choose. I think it's a huge mistake by the food manufacturers of America not to be saying let's let consumers know. Let's let them know, let them decide.
    -- Peter Shumlin

    #Mistake #Thinking #Gmos

  • American consumers are not saying they will not buy GMO foods. What they're saying is "I want to know. I want to know." EU consumers are much happier because they know what they're buying, and they've seen a continued increase in sales.
    -- Peter Shumlin

    #Gmo Foods #Gmos #Want