Practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food. There are no wild, seedless watermelons. There’s no wild cows.— Neil deGrasse Tyson
Famous Genetically Modified Food quotations
Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I'm sure.
Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows.
Simply because my people are hungry, that is no justification to give them poison, to give them genetically modified food that is intrinsically dangerous to their health.
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.
There's almost no food that isn't genetically modified.
Genetic modification is the basis of all evolution. Things change because our planet is subjected to a lot of radiation, which causes DNA damage, which gets repaired, but results in mutations, which create a ready mixture of plants that people can choose from to improve agriculture.
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.
Europe will not accept genetically modified foods.
It doesn't make any difference in the final analysis what Brussels does, what Washington does, or what the World Trade Organization does.
Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done - to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can.
People often think that they are eating really healthy when all the food they are eating is genetically modified. So nothing genetically modified, only real food, grains, brown rice.
Don't eat processed food, refined food but rather organic food from the earth - nothing with genetically - modified ingredients.
All the food we eat - every grain of rice and kernel of corn - has been genetically modified. None of it was here before mankind learned to cultivate crops. The question isnt whether our food has been modified, but how.
While the demand for organic food outstrips supply, we happen to know that 77 percent of consumers don't want genetically engineered crops grown in this country. Consumers can choose whether or not to buy organic produce. Genetically modified ingredients will deny us choice in the long run.
There are no wild, seedless watermelons.
There's no wild cows... You list all the fruit, and all the vegetables, and ask yourself, is there a wild counterpart to this? If there is, it's not as large, it's not as sweet, it's not as juicy, and it has way more seeds in it. We have systematically genetically modified all the foods, the vegetables and animals that we have eaten ever since we cultivated them. It's called artificial selection.
If food is labeled, some people might choose to eat stuff that's genetically modified. They might decide they love it. But give us a choice.
As we move forward, you cannot resolve the potential food crisis or shortages without science being part of the solution. Science has to be part of the solution but African governments - and these are decisions for governments, whether they embrace or do not embrace genetically modified food - and for the moment, most African companies do not accept genetically modified seeds.
We need to demand that our food is labeled, especially genetically modified foods, and learn how it is produced, processed, and grown.
When you eat pure food that isn't genetically modified, your physical and mental state does improve and it's worth the effort to make that happen.
Genetically modified foods and chemical drugs.
Two things that will change our consciousness as we become slaves to the world we made, not what the Divine gave us to live in this place and space called earth.
Genetically modified foods are really just better crops.
They're more nutritious. They're more resistant to drought, pests, and that sort of thing.
I would avoid any product that contains genetically modified (GMO) corn, because there are still questions regarding the long-term health effects of genetically altered foods on the human body have not been thoroughly tested. Sugars are also sneaked into tons of different foods, especially foods marketed to kids. Again, study the labels carefully before buying.
California’s Proposition 37, which would require that genetically modified (G.
M.) foods carry a label, has the potential to do just that - to change the politics of food not just in California but nationally too.
I'm against the theory of the multinational corporations who say if you are against hunger you must be for GMO. That's wrong, there is plenty of natural, normal good food in the world to nourish the double of humanity. There is absolutely no justification to produce genetically modified food except the profit motive and the domination of the multinational corporations.