Mark Lynas: It’s time to ignore anti-GMO activists

Fifteen years ago I was an anti-GMO activist, determined to ensure that biotechnology was never adopted. I destroyed crops in the field in the UK, published long screeds against Monsanto, and insisted that GM seeds would enslave farmers and usher in an era of multinational dominance of the food system.

Since I apologised for this early activism in January this year, in a speech to the Oxford Farmers Conference which went viral on the Internet, everyone has been constantly asking me why I changed my mind.

When I tell them it was as a result of examining the evidence, they are unconvinced. It seems that changing one’s mind after looking at facts and data is a highly unusual thing to do.

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