Author Shares Journey from Anti-GMO Activism to GMO Advocacy at Talking Biotech Podcast

Scientist Kelvin Folta interviewed Mark Lynas, author of Seeds of Science: How We Got it Wrong on GMOs for one of his episodes in the Talking Biotech podcast. Lynas, who used to be a biotech critic, shared that he believed in his heart that what he was doing then was right. He went to GM crop research field trials to "decontaminate" the farms, which delayed the research and development of GM crops. Then he started to write a book about climate change  and understood the need for scientific evidence. When he did this for studying GM crops, he found out that he was not relaying on scientific facts in his claims and eventually changed his mind.

Know more from their discussion at Talking Biotech.


 

This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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