Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mark Lynas "I was wrong" to oppose GM crops

Takes a big person to admit they're wrong

"Once the crowd's mannered applause had died down, he began. "My lords, ladies and gentlemen. I want to start with some apologies, which I believe are most appropriate to this audience. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I'm also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid-1990s and that I thereby assisted in demonising 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."

Amazing the Guardian ran the story.

We've seen some "warmist" change their minds lately on global warming.  Maybe there's hope yet.


Anonymous said...

No, he was not wrong! Way too many tumors in GM fed chickens! Back to basics is our best path.....grow your own food or buy local....from heirloom seeds!

Anonymous said...

- and if you don't have umpty acres of good arable land, and the time and growing season to grow your own, then starve! - it's the safest way...

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