"Without sound conservation and management measures, fisheries will quickly become depleted and a basic component of global food security will be lost."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Sigmar Gabriel on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Sigmar Gabriel on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Sigmar Gabriel on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Sigmar Gabriel on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Sigmar Gabriel on Benjamin Franklin
"Being told about the effects of climate change is an appeal to our reason and to our desire to bring about change. But to see that Africans are the hardest hit by climate change, even though they generate almost no greenhouse gas, is a glaring injustice, which also triggers anger and outrage over those who seek to ignore it."
"But, as environment minister, I am very interested in a thriving German automobile industry, because I can only pay for the rising costs of environmental protection at home and abroad if there are people in Germany with jobs and who pay taxes."
"What we have at present is a system of loss socialism. Whatever goes wrong is shouldered by the general public and anything that works is privatised. Worshippers of market freedom have suspended the most important economic principle: Risk and liability go hand in hand."
"If we want to implement climate protection worldwide, countries like Germany, which are capable of developing new technologies, will have to hand over some of their knowledge. We can't expect to have our cake and eat it too."
"What could become a danger to world peace is Iran's nuclear program and the country's open threat to annihilate Israel."