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Fresh Take on an Old Debate

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

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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