Mark Lynas: Time to call out the anti-GMO conspiracy theory

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In a speech last week at Cornell University,  Mark Lynas told audiences “millions, possibly billions, of people have come to believe what is essentially a conspiracy theory, generating fear and misunderstanding about a whole class of technologies on an unprecedentedly global scale.”

Formerly a devout anti-GMO activist himself, Lynas said his activism, “which I wrongly thought of at the time as being ‘environmental’, has done real damage in the world… I am now convinced that many people have died unnecessarily because of mistakes that we in the environmental movement collectively made in promoting anti-GMO fear.”

Lynas admitted that after his January speech at the Oxford Farming Conference that he has been “subject to a coordinated campaign of intimidation and hate, mostly via the internet.”

Read the original story in its entirety here: “Time to Call out the Anti-GMO Conspiracy Theory”

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