Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin – The interesting thing is, while…


“The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – The position I took at…


“The position I took at the time was that we hadn’t really examined any of the potential environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified organisms.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – The public should know that…


“The public should know that the liability issues here have yet to be resolved, or even raised. If you’re a farmer and you’re growing a genetically engineering food crop, those genes are going to flow to the other farm.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – I wanted to make sure…


“I wanted to make sure that this be the first scientific and technology revolution in history in which the public thoroughly discussed all the potential benefits and all the potential harms, in advance of the technology coming online and running its course.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – What’s different here is that…


“What’s different here is that we have now technologies that allow these life science companies to bypass classical breeding. That’s what makes it both powerful and exciting.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – Back in 1983, the United…


“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.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – What the public needs to…


“What the public needs to understand is that these new technologies, especially in recombinant DNA technology, allow scientists to bypass biological boundaries altogether.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – What I’m suggesting to you…


“What I’m suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – We now have an opportunity…


“We now have an opportunity, though, to do something we didn’t do in the industrial age, and that is to get a leg up on this, to bring the public in quickly, to have an informed debate.”
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Jeremy Rifkin – In this country, the health…


“In this country, the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here, we didn’t have the cultural dimension. This is a fast-food culture.”
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