"Civilization depends on our expanding ability to produce food efficiently, which has markedly accelerated thanks to science and technology."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Nina Fedoroff on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Nina Fedoroff on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Nina Fedoroff on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Nina Fedoroff on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Nina Fedoroff on John F. Kennedy
"If there are more and more environmental refugees, they are going to end up on your doorstep too."
"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."