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Born: 1957-10-30
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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As rewarding as a good film role can be, there is just nothing like getting up on a stage and taking an audience for a ride.

Tags: Film, Getting, Good

I am completely and utterly hooked to all the great shows on A&E and Court TV that are about small town murder.

Tags: Great, Shows, Small

I think it's important that your first film be your worst film, that one's life trajectory should go up.

Tags: Film, Life, Worst

I've loved the Internet space in terms of creative content control and ownership, the things I haven't had since I started as a stand-up comedian.

Tags: Control, Creative, Loved

If I have anything to offer as an actor, it's only my ability to make the person real.

Tags: Ability, Actor, Real

And Barry Levinson is insanely funny. I don't know if you know this, not everyone does, but he and Craig T. Nelson were a comedy team back in the coffeehouse days of the late '60s.

Tags: Everyone, Funny, Team

Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.

Tags: Balance, Might, Power

Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.

Tags: Personal, Writing, Yes

You cannot eat apples planted from seeds. They must be grafted, cloned.

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Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about.

Tags: Experience, Stand, Writing

Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.

Tags: Energy, Food, Off

In corn, I think I've found the key to the American food chain. If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald's meal, virtually all the carbon in it - and what we eat is mostly carbon - comes from corn.

Tags: American, Food, Found

In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals - Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine - which set the agenda.

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Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what's on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don't buy industrial meat.

Tags: Eating, Industrial, Meat

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics.

Tags: Black, Cannot, Politics

The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society.

Tags: Blame, Power, Society

I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not.

Tags: Fairness, Goal, Perfect

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.

Tags: Between, Obesity, Poverty

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.

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A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.

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Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.

Tags: Corn, Greedy, Tell

For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.

Tags: History, Suffering, Time

My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.

Tags: Good, Time, Work
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The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.

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When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest - the added sugars and fats in processed foods.

Tags: Foods, Grocery, Store

High-quality food is better for your health.

Tags: Diet, Food, Health

In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.

Tags: Dead, Food, Takes

Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done - to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can.

Tags: Done, Food, Writing

I have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist.

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There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with.

Tags: Nature, Progress, Themselves

At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.

Tags: Food, Home, Story

Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.

Tags: Company, Division, Food

I mean, we're really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification.

Tags: Change, Making, Mean

My writing is remarkably non-confessional; you actually learn very little about me.

Tags: Actually, Learn, Writing

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.

Tags: Environmental, Food, Understand

Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand.

Tags: Food, Perhaps, Sensitive

Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something.

Tags: Funny, Love, Writing

The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism.

Tags: Big, Leaders, Science

The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism; it's not the other way around.

Tags: Agenda, Journalism, Leaders

The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.

Tags: Leadership, Political, Rather

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.

Tags: Change, Human, Nature
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