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We are entering a new phase in human history - one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population. Jeremy Rifkin#Entering 68
Jeremy Rifkin#Entering 68
The American public is not aware that there might be potential allergenic and toxic reactions. With regular food, at least people know which foods they have an allergy to. Jeremy Rifkin#Food 67
Jeremy Rifkin#Food 67
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. Jeremy Rifkin#Science 62
Jeremy Rifkin#Science 62
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. Jeremy Rifkin#Environmental 62
Jeremy Rifkin#Environmental 62
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. Jeremy Rifkin#Advance 58
Jeremy Rifkin#Advance 58
So my attorneys brought litigation in the U.S. federal courts. The judge ruled in our favor. Jeremy Rifkin#Attorneys 56
Jeremy Rifkin#Attorneys 56
Back in the mid-1980s, congressional hearings were held after we brought this litigation, and held up the first experiment. At that time, I went in front of Congress, along with the major agencies involved with this. Jeremy Rifkin#Agencies 56
Jeremy Rifkin#Agencies 56
It may be that everything the life science companies are telling us will turn out to be right, and there's no problem here whatsoever. That defies logic. Jeremy Rifkin#Science 54
Jeremy Rifkin#Science 54
The antitrust litigation currently in the federal courts in the U.S. against Monsanto will be the test case in the life sciences, just as the Microsoft case was the test case in the information sciences. Jeremy Rifkin#Against 52
Jeremy Rifkin#Against 52
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. Jeremy Rifkin#Food 51
Jeremy Rifkin#Food 51
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