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Biotech Battle Not Going Away
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Oct 18, 2013 05:10 PM CDT

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Leaders at the World Food Prize make no bones about support of biotechnology, but as the annual symposium ended Friday, it offered a practical dose on the need for biotech crops from European voices, including at least one who had been highly critical of the science.

British author and activist Mark Lynas became famous partially for his opposition to biotechnology. Yet, his reporting on climate change forced him to better study the science behind biotechnology. As do many in Europe, he talked about "GMOs," or genetically modified organisms.

"Anti-GMO activists are the climate-change skeptics of the ...

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