Former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas explains how science changed his mind

Mark Lynas, a former anti-GMO activist gave a speech earlier this month at the Oxford Farming Conference in which he explained how he came to support the GMO crops he used to oppose.

It’s a great speech, and well worth the 30 minutes it takes to watch or listen (the rest of the video is Q&A, but also good). He explains how, through the process of writing a book about Climate Change, he came to realize that his anti-GMO stance was completely non-science-based nonsense, based on the naturalistic fallacy and anti-corporate bias. He explains how GMO crops are a profound moral issue that could profoundly improve public health and the environment and why “organic” farming really isn’t (in general) particularly good for people or the environment.

Mark Lynas from Oxford Farming Conference on Vimeo.

NPR also recently interviewed Mr. Lynas.

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