The Tyrade – An environmentalist’s change of heart

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net

As I become older I am starting to notice two things. One, I am two prescriptions away from needing a pill organizer (luckily only one with the small letters…for now) and two, homework isn’t just for students.

If it weren’t for someone curious enough to do the homework, the world would still be flat, only birds could fly and life on other planets in other solar systems wouldn’t exist. Okay so I got a little ahead of myself on that last one but my point is to not just believe what you are told. Do your homework.

Mark Lynas is a British environmentalist who helped spur the anti-GMO movement in the mid-‘90s, arguing as recently as 2008, that big corporations’ selfish greed would threaten the health of both people and the Earth. Thanks to the efforts of Lynas and people like him, governments around the world—especially in Western Europe, Asia, and Africa—have hobbled GM research, and NGOs like Greenpeace have spurned donations of genetically modified foods.

We in Agriculture know that GMO technology is the only way that the world’s farmers will be able to feed a population that is booming at a rapid pace. Lynas knows that now too. Because he did his homework.

Read about his epiphany and new message about GMOs.

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