Former GMO Critic's Change
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Dec 4, 2014 02:41 PM CST

DES MOINES (DTN) -- Mark Lynas is making the rounds with presentations and talks about his conversion from a hard-core anti-biotech activist to a pro-biotech advocate.

A British author and environmentalist, Lynas gained his reputation in the 1990s as a leader in European campaigns against genetically engineered crops. He helped build resistance to GMOs that remains entrenched in Europe today. There are online videos of Lynas throwing a pie at an author who wrote an environmental book Lynas and others opposed. Lynas also personally destroyed several experimental crops.

"We were determined to vandalize every crop for countries to remain GMO-free," ...

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