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4,154. You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery. (World & Genetically Modified Food & Food & Hunger) Norman Borlaug, agricultural scientist
2,495. I want to see Science serve a useful purpose to improve the standard of living for all people. (Science & Genetically Modified Food) Norman Borlaug
71,643. The European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority and other European institutions remain strongly in favour of genetically modified foods, despite the fact that a large majority of the European population has already rejected them. Giving citizens the right to vote in referendums whenever significant changes are made to laws affecting them would therefore help to ensure the creation of a Europe for the people, by the people, and put in place an important check on the balance of power. When political policy decisions are persistently made against the will of the people, as is now the case in Brussels, what you have is not democracy but a dictatorship. (European Union Genetically Modified Food) Lutz Kliche, President of Alliance for Health, Peace and Social Justice
73,279. These Greenpeace dudes want us to believe that GE crops will ruin other crops and harm any animal or person that eats those foods. These extremists love to use bullshit propaganda ... It’s pretty easy to protest when you’re not hungry. (Food & Diet & Obesity & Weight & Fat & Greenpeace & GM Food & Starvation) Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Eat This
73,280. Norman Borlaug ... The greatest person that ever lived? At a time when doomsayers were hopping around saying that people were going to starve, Norman was working ... When he won the Noble Prize in 1970 they said he had saved a billion people ... Norman is the greatest human being. (Food & Diet & Obesity & Weight & Fat & Starvation & GM Food) ibid.
73,281. All food is the product of technology ... Every food has been changed through selective breeding or grafting ... Why is anyone fighting food advance? (Food & Diet & Obesity & Weight & Fat & GM Food) ibid.
74,521. GM: Revealed! Government’s secret multimillion pound support for genetically modified crops. (Genetically Modified Food & Secret Government) The Independent on Sunday headline
74,522. The (US) Food and Drug Administration is expected to give approval for the sale of cloned animal food – without labelling – in the next few weeks. (Genetically Modified Food & Clone) Daily Mail article 22nd November 2007, EU May be Asked to Ban Clone Farms
74,556. Cloned Meat Betrayal: Unlabelled diary and beef products to go on sale here after OUR minister sabotages Europe’s call for a ban. (Genetically Modified Food & Clone & Meat & Farm) Daily Mail headline 30th March 2011
74,523. Monsanto should not have to vouch for the safety of biotech food, our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. (Genetically Modified Food & Food) Paul Angell, Director of Monsanto Corporate Communications
74,524. Agricultural bio-technology will find a supporter within the White House next year, regardless of which candidate wins the election in November. (Genetically Modified Food & Agriculture & Pharmaceutics) Monsanto in-house newsletter 6th October 2000
74,525. 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. Professor Richard Lewontin, Professor of Genetics, Harvard University
74,526. This technology is being promoted in the face of concerns by respectable scientists and in the face of data to the contrary by the very agencies which are supposed to be protecting human health and the environment. The bottom line in my view is that we are confronted with the most powerful technology the world has ever known, and it is being deployed with almost no thought whatsoever to its consequences. Dr Suzanne Wuethele, US Environmental Protection Agency toxicologist
74,527. Within ten years we will have a moderate to large scale ecological or economic catastrophe because there will be so many products being released. Professor Norman Ellstrand, University of California ecological geneticist
74,528. If you look at the simple principle of genetic modification it spells ecological disaster. There are no ways of quantifying the risks ... The solution is simply to ban the use of genetic modification in food. Dr Harash Narang, University of Leeds research associate
74,529. The fundamental problem of the way in which GM foods have been approved is that they haven’t really been tested properly at all. All that has happened is something which I would characterise as an exercise in wishful thinking. Dr Erik Millstone, Sussex University
74,530. There is an awful lot unknown about hazards of new [GM food] crops and until it is fully tested we should not be subjecting people to risks, least of all young children. Dr Ian Gibson MP, former Dean of Biology at University of East Anglia
74,531. With genetic engineering familiar foods could become metabolically dangerous or even toxic. Statement by 21 scientists, including Professors Goodwin & McGlade & Saunders & Lacey
74,532. If it is left to me, I would certainly not eat it. We are putting new things into food which have not been eaten before. The effects on the immune system are not easily predictable and I challenge anyone who will say that the effects are predictable. Professor Arpad Pusztai
74,533. Today the EU pays an annual fine of $150 million to maintain its ban on the US hormone-fed beef. Clear evidence that WTO rules put free-trade interests of agribusiness above national health concerns.
Meanwhile, a flood of new GMO products are surreptitiously being introduced into EU agriculture. Monsanto, Syngenta and other GMO multinationals have already taken advantage of lax national rules in new EU member countries such as Poland to get the GMO ‘foot-in-the door’. Pro-GMO governments, such as that of Angela Merkel in Germany, abdicate any responsibility by claiming they are only following WTO ‘orders’. Which is exactly the line taken by the FSA!
Powerful agribusiness multinationals such as Monsanto, Dow Chemicals and DuPont are working through the WTO-backed Codex Alimentarius Commission in their determination to overrun national or regional efforts to halt the march of GMO. (Genetically Modified Food & Codex Alimentarius & Meat) Ian R Crane, The UN/EU Plan to Destroy Organic Farming and to Eradicate the Complementary and Natural Health Care Agenda; viz website
74,534. Genetic modification instead of being a precise technology is a haphazard business. Professor Susan Bardocz, Alternative View II conference
74,535. From Faming to Pharming: 1996 Introduction of genetically engineered organisms (GE/GMO) into food; herbicide tolerate plants ... Bt plants – the pesticide factories; stacked events – transgene mixtures. ibid.
74,536. The plants produce about 1,000 – 3,000 x more pesticide than if it would be sprayed. And it gets into our soil, to our food and of course to our bodies. ibid.
74,537. Substantial Equivalence: If the major components of a GM plant (such as protein, fat, ash etc. contents) are within an acceptable range of the non-modified plant they are ‘substantially equivalent’. Traditional crop plants have a history of safe use. If the GM plants are ‘substantially equivalent’ to these, they are also safe to eat. ibid.
74,538. Secret FDA documents confirmed that the facts contradicted the Statement. ibid.