Environmental journalist Mark Lynas' 'Seeds of Science' book details science conversion and past anti-GMO antics

| | March 16, 2018

Environmental campaigner [and journalist] Mark Lynas is set to release a new book next month which details his enlightening journey working behind the scenes with other ideologically driven activists - breaking the law and driving the grass roots campaign against farm biotechnology.

It shows how he reached a metaphysical crossroads after “discovering science” which prompted his change of mind on GMs, in order to maintain credibility as an evidence-based thought-leader and climate change author.

“As the economist J. M. Keynes is supposed to have said: ‘When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do sir?’,” he wrote in the new book.

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His book, ‘Seeds of Science: How we got it wrong on GMOs’ adds to a growing list of publications including ‘Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet’ which won the 2008 Royal Society Science books prize.

In his new literary work, Mr Lynas talks about one of the strangest experiences he encountered during his time as an anti-GM campaigner, which started in the mid-1990’s, where a small and secret group planned what would have been “our most daring action of all, had it come off as intended”.

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“We had decided to steal science’s first cloned farm animal, the world-famous Dolly the sheep.”

Read full, original post: How GMO convert Mark Lynas tried to kidnap Dolly the cloned sheep

 

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