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GM Watch attacks Mark Lynas for alleged connections to agriculture giant Monsanto

| November 27, 2013

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GM Watch, a prominent anti-GMO organization, has called out Mark Lynas, British journalist and supporter of genetically modified food, for allegedly lying about whether he receives corporate funding. GM Watch claims that while Lynas was speaking in Nigeria about the promises of biotechnology, he criticized environmental group Friends of the Earth for not disclosing whether they are funded by anti-GMO organizations. When Lynas was asked—via Twitter—where he gets his own funding, he replied that he was in Nigeria with the African Agriculture Technology Foundation, a non-profit that facilitates partnerships with companies to provide agriculture technology to farmers, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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According to GM Watch, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports biotechnology, has ties to agriculture giant Monsanto. GM Watch also accuses Lynas of lying about when he changed his position from anti-GMO to pro-GMO. In an interview with the Indian Express, Lynas said that his “turnaround” came in early 2013, but GMWatch claims that Lynas was speaking in support of GMOs as far back as 2010.

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