Here we are 17 years later. Those agencies never did come through.
So my attorneys brought litigation in the U.S. federal courts. The judge ruled in our favor.
We were making the first step out of the age of chemistry and physics, and into the age of biology.
You can eliminate, for example, a Brazil nut gene if you know that it will create an allergenic effect.
Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I'm sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows.
One thing I've learned over these last 30 or 40 years is that people make history. There's no fait accompli to any of this.
The industry's not stupid. The industry knows that if those foods are labeled ""genetically engineered,"" the public will shy away and won't take them.
They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival.
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.
We are already producing enough food to feed the world. We already have technology in place that allows us to produce more than we can find a market for.