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Vocal anti-GMO activist sells out

Posted: January 9, 2013 |   Comments

Vocal opponent of genetically modified foods Mark Lynas spoke at the recent Oxford (England) Farming Conference and apologizes for his attack on GMO crops, and for starting the anti-GMO movement.

"I want to start with some apologies," he said in his address. "For the record, here and upfront, I apologize 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 demonizing 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."

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