«Neue Technologien sind ein wichtiger Schlüssel, um die Ernährung umweltfreundli-cher zu machen.»

Matthias Benz, Journalist NZZ

NZZ, 22. Juni 2023

«Up to one-fifth of all crops worldwide are currently lost to pests, and this is expected to rise to 25 percent due to climate change. While non-chemical control methods can have some success in reducing crop losses, pesticides remain a necessary weapon in our fight against devastating crop losses and this will remain the case for the foreseeable future.»

Linda Field, professor at Rothamsted Research

AgroPages, 9 February 2023

«A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.»

Franklin D. Roosevelt

«Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but not a right to their own science.»

Dr. Joachim von Braun, Chair of the Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS)

In a session at the UNFSS

«If we deny facts, if we say that up is down and down is up, that left is right and right is left, we are obviously going to get lost. It's as simple as that, because science gives a direction. Science tells us what the facts are.»

Inger Andersen, Executive Director UN Environmental Program (UNEP)

UN News, 10 February 2021

«Breeding in itself is not natural.»

Prof. Dr. Detlef Weigel, Director of the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Biology

Forschung & Lehre, Issue 1/2017

«I’m not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal.»

Groucho Marx, American actor and entertainer

«We have to overcome dogmatism. (...) The two agricultural initiatives last June were very ambitious. But I think they made people aware of what agriculture is up against.»

Jürg Grossen, GLP Party President

watson, 16 February 2022

«No, I smoke just enough that I hope I won't have to quit. According to Paracelsus, everything is poison, it just depends on the quantity.»

Katharina Prelicz-Huber, National Councillor, Grüne

Tages-Anzeiger, 28 January 2022

«Sometimes I have the feeling that a good engine oil is more important to us than a good salad oil.»

Cem Özdemir, German Minister of Agriculture and Food

foodaktuell, 28 December 2021

«Of course we found residues, that goes without saying. But they were only traces and not a health hazard.»

Christoph Spinner, Thurgau Canton Chemist

Thurgauer Zeitung, 31 December 2020

«We will not soon be able to feed ten billion people with an agriculture that used to feed one billion. What we need is not a romantic but a science-based agricultural turnaround.»

Matthias Berninger, Head of Sustainability Bayer AG

Bayer Presse DE, Twitter, 17 October 2020

«Food production does not work in the home office.»

Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Lid, 2 October 2020

«I think we give a little too much weight to the theorists. Only with evidence is it possible to know what is really happening.»

Paul m. Romer, Winner of the the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018

NZZ, 3 August 2020

«Potatoes or tomatoes would be unthinkable without direct crop protection.»

Hans Ramseier, Professor for Plant Protection, HAFL

Der Bund, 31 July 2020

«Plant protection is a technology that supports civilisation.»

Prof. Dr. Andreas von Tiedemann, Georg-August University Göttingen

Lecture at the CAS - Autumn Conference 2018 at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna

«It would be unattractive if the conventional farmer had a potato variety that does without pesticides - and the organic farmer had a potato variety that he has to spray with copper.»

Urs Niggli, Bio-researcher

TAZ, 6. April 2016