Biotech Updates

Mark Lynas' Time to Call Out the Anti-GMO Conspiracy Theory

May 2, 2013

Mark Lynas, an environmentalist and former member of an anti-GM movement group, gave a speech entitled Time to Call Out the Anti-GMO Conspiracy Theory in Cornell University. The seminar was sponsored by the International Programs under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Mark Lynas mentioned his experiences as an avid environmentalist before and the public apology that he made last January for his role in launching the anti-GM movement.

He praised the scientists as unsung heroes and noted scientific advances in the biotech field that could lead to the much sought after food sufficiency and food security, as well as its contribution to mitigating the effects of climate change.

See the transcript of his talk at