"This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation, protecting our food supply from terrorist acts, so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Mike Johanns on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Mike Johanns on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Mike Johanns on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Mike Johanns on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Mike Johanns on Benjamin Franklin
"Food safety involves everybody in the food chain."
"We're going to do everything possible to make sure that food safety is always paramount, and that we work with the industry as aggressively as we can to make sure that we're paying attention to the food-safety issues."
"Science is the international language, so when we are able to convince countries that good decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science, that's a real success story for us."
"The world is really figuring BSE out, and that's positive."
"We asked ourselves and the world to base decisions on good science, and I really believe the United States can be the leader in delivering that message to our international trading partners."