"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Jeremy Rifkin on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Jeremy Rifkin on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Jeremy Rifkin on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Jeremy Rifkin on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Jeremy Rifkin on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."