"They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Jeremy Rifkin on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Jeremy Rifkin on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Jeremy Rifkin on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Jeremy Rifkin on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Jeremy Rifkin on Benjamin Franklin
"We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn't do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate."
"We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology."
"In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn't have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture."
"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."
"The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families."