Crop Biotech Update

English Journalist Reviews Mark Lynas' Book, Seeds of Science

March 21, 2018

Dominic Lawson of The Times UK published a detailed review of Mark Lynas' book titled Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs.

According to Lawson, the title of the book is dull for the gripping account of how Lynas turned from a pioneering protester against GMOs to a passionate advocate of the technology. Lynas has been known to be one of the activists who uprooted the experimental GM maize in eastern England in 1999. Lynas also revealed in the book for the first time that he planned to steal Dolly, the world's first cloned animal, which turned out to be a failed mission because the shed where Dolly allegedly was, contained a multitude of sheep that look alike. When Lynas was writing his book, Six Degrees, he searched for scientific sources and learned about biotechnology and its real benefits. The new-found knowledge prompted him to turn his back on his anti-biotech protests and advocate for science.

Because of Lynas' courage to turn away from his previous beliefs, and the criticisms he faced for his decision, Lawson concluded the review with this statement: "‚ĶMark Lynas is a saint."

Read the review at The Times UK. Mark Lynas' book is available in Bloomsbury and Amazon.