Howard Dicus: One of the most important milestones of 1992.
Unknown Speaker: “Biotech will yield foods with better nutritional characteristics.”
Howard Dicus: Vice President Quayle announcing the FDA decision to permit the sale of genetically altered food.
Dan Quayle: “We will not compromise safety.”
Dr. Rebecca Goldberg: “FDA is putting their interest to the biotechnology industry ahead of consumers.”
Howard Dicus: It was more than Dr. Rebecca Goldberg of the Environmental Defense Fund could swallow.
Dr. Rebecca Goldberg: “Every now and then something comes along that’s a big surprise and turns out not to be safe in foods.”
Howard Dicus: A federal panel in 1992 okayed the use of genetic testing by police.
Dr. Victor Mckusick: “We confirm the general reliability of using DNA typing in forensic science.”
Howard Dicus: Dr. Victor Mckusick.
Dr. Victor Mckusick: “When performed properly, the technique is capable of providing strong evidence for solving crimes.”