Mark Lynas Admits His Error Concerning GMOs

I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid 1990s, and that I thereby assisted in demonising an important technological option which can be used to benefit the environment.

As an environmentalist, and someone who believes that everyone in this world has a right to a healthy and nutritious diet of their choosing, I could not have chosen a more counter-productive path. I now regret it completely.

So I guess you’ll be wondering – what happened between 1995 and now that made me not only change my mind but come here and admit it? Well, the answer is fairly simple: I discovered science, and in the process I hope I became a better environmentalist.


Former anti-GMO crusader admits that with a scientific understanding of GMOs, he came to understand how they can benefit the environment.

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 Lecture to the Oxford Farming Conference
Proceedings of Meetings and Symposia>Speech:  Lynas, Mark (20120103), Lecture to the Oxford Farming Conference, Retrieved on 2013-01-04
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