"Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Ralph Merkle on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Ralph Merkle on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Ralph Merkle on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Ralph Merkle on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Ralph Merkle on Benjamin Franklin
"Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We'll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today."
"Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you have more function in a given weight, which is very important if you are launching things into space, and you have to pay by the pound to put things there."
"Food is available, but it cannot be shipped into an area, so the people in that area suffer the consequences."
"Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production."
"Disease and ill health are caused largely by damage at the molecular and cellular level, yet today's surgical tools are too large to deal with that kind of problem."