|"Corn diversity is essential to the future of our
agricultural systems. Jack Harlan, the famous botanist, has noted that
genetic diversity 'stands between us and catastrophic starvation on a
scale we cannot imagine." Press Release by Greenpeace Mexico 9/1/01
"We have to get away from the romantic anachronism that developing
countries should strive for self-sufficiency in food." John Block, former
US Secretary of Agriculture, 1986
"For people who want to buy corn, there really isn't much choice but to
come to us." Bob Kohlmeyer, Cargill Corporation, Des Moines Register
"We have a saying in our company. Our competitors are our friends. Our
customers are the enemy." James Randall, Archer Daniels Midland
Corporation, quoted in Fortune magazine 4/26/99
"Outside of a dog, a countertop water filter is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to drink water."--Groucho Marx.
World's Greatest $77 Water Filter."
"Farmers don't like to hear that we're essentially a ward of the
government, that we're on a workfare program," Alan Libbra, Illinois
farmer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/5/01
"Regardless of what the biotechnology industry wants us to believe,
agricultural genetic engineering is an imprecise science. it relies on
methods that include the haphazard insertion of genetic elements into a
plant's genome. This in turn may result in the disruption of complex gene
interactions and may lead to potentially catastrophic results." Dr.
Michael Hansen & Ellen Hickey, Global Pesticide Campaigner, April 2000