Former anti-GM campaigner breaks ranks to support GM crops for food security

08.07.2011

Mark Lynas has very publicly broken ranks with many in the green movement by supporting the use of GM crops. He states: "As a former anti-GM campaigner, I used to join “decontamination” actions in the middle of the night, trampling and slashing down crop trials in the UK in the late 1990s. Looking back, I realise I was caught up in something more resembling anti-scientific mass hysteria rather than any rational response to a new technology."

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