Genetically Modified Quotes by Nina Fedoroff, Prince Charles, Jeremy Rifkin, Steven Machat, Michael Pollan, Levy Mwanawasa and many others.
Myths about the dire effects of genetically modified foods on health and the environment abound, but they have not held up to scientific scrutiny. And, although many concerns have been expressed about the potential for unexpected consequences, the unexpected effects that have been observed so far have been benign.
While the demand for organic food outstrips supply, we happen to know that 77 percent of consumers don’t want genetically engineered crops grown in this country. Consumers can choose whether or not to buy organic produce. Genetically modified ingredients will deny us choice in the long run.
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.
Genetically modified foods and chemical drugs. Two things that will change our consciousness as we become slaves to the world we made, not what the Divine gave us to live in this place and space called earth.
Fairness forces you – even when you’re writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done – to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can.
Simply because my people are hungry, that is no justification to give them poison, to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically dangerous to their health.
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.
We need to demand that our food is labeled, especially genetically modified foods, and learn how it is produced, processed, and grown.
Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I’m sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows.
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.
Genetically modified foods are really just better crops. They’re more nutritious. They’re more resistant to drought, pests, and that sort of thing.
Practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food. There are no wild, seedless watermelons. ThereвЂ™s no wild cows.
I think the dangers of the impact of GMOs on the environment are undebatable. Genetically modified crops are tied to the chemicals sprayed on them.
CaliforniaвЂ™s Proposition 37, which would require that genetically modified (G.M.) foods carry a label, has the potential to do just that – to change the politics of food not just in California but nationally too.
When you eat pure food that isn’t genetically modified, your physical and mental state does improve and it’s worth the effort to make that happen.
Your average chocolate bar now is full of genetically modified sugar, genetically modified soy bean lecithin, and dairy products (super allergenic for kids); not to mention the ‘fake vanilla’ – known as chemical vanillin, synthetic flavoring.
Don’t eat processed food, refined food but rather organic food from the earth – nothing with genetically – modified ingredients.
We are sliding back into a dark era, and there seems little we can do about it. I am profoundly depressed at just how difficult it has become merely to get a realistic conversation started on issues such as climate change or genetically modified organisms.
If food is labeled, some people might choose to eat stuff that’s genetically modified. They might decide they love it. But give us a choice.
Most of the plants grown to be fed to farm animals are heavily saturated with pesticides and herbicides and have been genetically modified, all of which contributes to the pollution and destruction of our environment, which harms us all.
In terms of the short-term objective [halving world hunger by 2015], the position I have always taken is thatВ we don’t need genetically modified organisms.
People often think that they are eating really healthy when all the food they are eating is genetically modified. So nothing genetically modified, only real food, grains, brown rice.
All the food we eat – every grain of rice and kernel of corn – has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isnt whether our food has been modified, but how.