It has had lots of media attention, but if you haven’t had a chance to see it, hear Mark Lynas’s remarks regarding modern agriculture. Having looked carefully at the science, global demands, and his own biases, the has reversed his position on GM crops. I particularly note the question about whether he should be against the wheel because it was produced by big multinational automotive companies, just as he was against GM because it was produced by big multinational agricultural companies. It’s the kind of analogy that made him think and can make all of us think.
Read Mark’s lecture at http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/