Opinion: They Said It

"The biotech industry and governments must now recognise that this technology is a blind alley, and that we should focus research on new crop management and technology aimed at sustainable farming."

Pete Riley, Friends of the Earth GM campaigner, after Monsanto's decision to stop producing GM wheat.

"I simply feel that film money is like free money - like a gift that comes down from the skies on top of the money that I get for actually writing the book. That's why I feel I can give it away."

Novelist Nick Hornby on his £2m-plus donation to autism charity the Treehouse Trust.

"Some anti-wind activists like David Bellamy are denying global scientific opinion that climate change is real. In doing so, he not only aligns himself with such infamous company as Esso and the Bush administration, he also rises to the throne of that other delusional sceptic, King Cnut (sic)."

Jim Footner, Greenpeace UK

"We don't know how and why what would ordinarily be a confidential report was put out in the public and we are extremely concerned that this is the case."

British Red Cross spokesman Leigh Daynes on the leaked International Committee of the Red Cross report on prisoner abuse in Iraq.

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