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As the environmentalist Mark Lynas pointed out in his book, Nuclear 2.0, when Japan shut down its nuclear plants after Fukushima, it started burning more natural gas and coal. “Looking at the air pollution mortality figures strongly suggests that it is untrue to say that nobody will die because of Fukushima,” ...
The documentary features interviews with experts like environmental journalist Mark Lynas, biotechnology expert Alison Van Eenennaam, and many others. Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the film takes the viewers to many different parts of the world to explain ...

As the environmentalist Mark Lynas pointed out in his book, Nuclear 2.0, when Japan shut down its nuclear plants after Fukushima, it started burning more natural gas and coal. “Looking at the air pollution mortality figures strongly suggests that it is untrue to say that nobody will die because of Fukushima,” ...
Pseudo-science is dangerous.” For Singh, such phenomena as the GMO controversy call for conclusions that are evidence-based “as opposed to just being ideologically against anything that is genetically modified”. He is a big fan of Mark Lynas, formerly an activist who wrecked crops, who then looked into ...
For that, the pair travel to Oxford, England, to speak with Mark Lynas, a well-known environmental radical from back in the day who has done an about-face on his stance toward GMOs. He has been on both sides of the ideological and scientific aisle, and gives poignant insight to the filmmakers as to why ...
Environmentalist Mark Lynas, who once destroyed GM crops and then made headlines by ending his opposition, is stepping up his call for reason to triumph. ac98a726. Tom Pilston/The Times. By Mark Lynas. Pro-science types, when they lambast those who campaign against genetically modified crops, ...

If there is a braver or more morally conscientious person in Britain than Mark Lynas, I should be surprised. Or so I felt by the final page of Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs. It is a dull title for a gripping account of how Lynas turned from a pioneering protester against genetically modified ...
Leaving the European Union and the strict regulations that prevent the UK from growing GM crops could be a chance for British farmers “to leave the anti-science fear-mongering in Brussels” and develop a “truly green” future for agriculture, Mark Lynas claims. There are calls to ease restrictions on the ...
The documentary features interviews with experts like environmental journalist Mark Lynas, biotechnology expert Alison Van Eenennaam, consumer advocate Jeffrey Smith, TV scientist Bill Nye, and many others. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State and Penn ...
If there is a braver or more morally conscientious person in Britain than Mark Lynas, I should be surprised. Or so I felt by the final page of Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs. It is a dull title for a gripping account of how Lynas turned from a pioneering protester against genetically modified ...
We felt pressured to sign an agreement with Trans Mountain in regards to our land, because our life would be quite disrupted otherwise if the project will go ahead. The book “6 Degrees,” by Mark Lynas, is explaining the state our planet is in; I would encourage everyone to read it. It's an eye-opener!
Environmental campaigner [and journalist] Mark Lynas is set to release a new book next month which details his enlightening journey working behind the scenes with other ideologically driven activists - breaking the law and driving the grass roots campaign against farm biotechnology. It shows how he ...
An attempt to steal Dolly the Sheep was foiled when campaigners realised they could not tell her apart from the rest of her flock. Mark Lynas, a former green activist, has revealed that in 1998 he nearly helped to kidnap the world's first cloned sheep, but the stunt was abandoned after they broke into her pen ...
To save your favourite articles so you can find them later, subscribe to one of our packs. Dismiss. Dolly the sheep, the world's first clone of an adult mammal, was the target of a kidnapping attempt by green activists opposed to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a leading campaigner has revealed.
According to Mark Lynas of Slate, Greenpeace – who falsely claim GMOs are unsafe for human consumption – first bussed in a group of farmers. Then, using them as cover, proceeded to destroy an entire field of golden rice. This is not OK, and it is actively dangerous. It is one thing to have a broad critique ...
Environmentalist and former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas gave his famous speech at the Oxford Farming Conference stating explicitly: His anti-GMO views had been a form of denialism. And the state initiative campaigns led to major scientific organizations [PDF] issuing consensus statements on GMOs.
[W]hat might a peace treaty look like? What might be the give and take on both sides of this enduringly fractious controversy? Here's my seven-point plan. ... Environmentalists accept the science of GMO safety, and scientists in return need to accept that politics matter in how scientific innovations are ...

There is nothing progressive about trying to block progress. If you're a farmer who wants to make the best of your land both for yourself and for future generations, and if you believe the future can be better than the past, you are probably an ecomodernist, too. Mark Lynas is the author of several books on the ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) This is what climate change looks like. Entire metropolitan areas -- Houston in the United States and Mumbai in India -- submerged in ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) Withdrawing from the Paris climate accord is about the only predictable -- even rational -- move that President Trump has made since taking ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) In a rational world, people would take climate change more and more seriously as real-world evidence for its damaging effects mount.
Armed with a machete, under cover of darkness, Mark Lynas and other environmental activists would march onto test plots for genetically modified maize, sugar beets and potatoes to hack them to pieces. “I destroyed them, because I believed there was something fundamentally unnatural, something ...
If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank. By his own reckoning, British environmentalist helped spur the anti-GMO movement in the mid-'90s, arguing as recently at 2008 that big corporations' selfish greed would threaten the health of both people and the Earth. Thanks to the ...
Mark Lynas, a prominent environmental activist and the author of Nuclear 2.0: Why A Green Future Needs Nuclear Power, has argued that nuclear energy is essential to avoid catastrophic global warming and that any expectation that the popularized renewables will fulfill the earth's energy requirements is ...
According to Mark Lynas of Slate, Greenpeace – who falsely claim GMOs are unsafe for human consumption – first bussed in a group of farmers. Then, using them as cover, proceeded to destroy an entire field of golden rice. This is not OK, and it is actively dangerous. It is one thing to have a broad critique ...
Environmentalist and former anti-GMO activist Mark Lynas gave his famous speech at the Oxford Farming Conference stating explicitly: His anti-GMO views had been a form of denialism. And the state initiative campaigns led to major scientific organizations [PDF] issuing consensus statements on GMOs.
Speaking to the Newbury Weekly News last week, Mark Lynas, who opened Rio's in 1989, said: “It's time for me to start to think about slowing down. “I live on the Isle of Wight, so it is the time to sell up. “The reputation of the business is second to none, but running it is a different matter. “I hope whoever buys ...
... which argues that agricultural production must be intensified to produce more food. That intensification must also “deliver climate stabilization, food control, biodiversity enhancement, and so on,” said environmental activist, author, and former GMO opponent Mark Lynas in a review of Rockstrom's paper:.
SNP approach to GM will make Scotland an 'agricultural museum'. News11 Jan 2018 Ewan Pate. Scotland runs the risk of becoming an 'agricultural museum' if the Government continues its opposition to GM cropping, according to author and researcher Mark Lynas.
Oxford delegates listened to thought provoking presentations from James Wong, the botanist and broadcaster, Eve Turow Paul the US food journalist and adviser and Mark Lynas the journalist and environment activist. There was general consensus from these speakers that consumption of meat would fall ...
The toxicity of the debate about farming in general and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in particular is so entrenched that Mark Lynas, a prominent British journalist and environmentalist who publicly changed his mind about genetic modification, wasn't even surprised by the death threats. “I got very ...
Editor's Note: You can learn more about Neil's work here. He recently wrote a guest blog post for UC Food Observer about the importance of cash crops to smallholder farmers in Uganda and Malaysia. For more about the GM debate, read the text of Mark Lynas' speech to the Oxford Farming Conference, ...
[W]hat might a peace treaty look like? What might be the give and take on both sides of this enduringly fractious controversy? Here's my seven-point plan. ... Environmentalists accept the science of GMO safety, and scientists in return need to accept that politics matter in how scientific innovations are ...
Mark Lynas, a British author, journalist and environmental activist who focuses on climate change, says Trump's decision has only served to "galvanize" the rest of the world. It's also left the stage clear for other leaders to come to the fore on the issue. French President Emmanuel Macron invited scientists, ...
There is nothing progressive about trying to block progress. If you're a farmer who wants to make the best of your land both for yourself and for future generations, and if you believe the future can be better than the past, you are probably an ecomodernist, too. Mark Lynas is the author of several books on the ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) This is what climate change looks like. Entire metropolitan areas -- Houston in the United States and Mumbai in India -- submerged in ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) This is what climate change looks like. Entire metropolitan areas -- Houston in the United States and Mumbai in India -- submerged in ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) Withdrawing from the Paris climate accord is about the only predictable -- even rational -- move that President Trump has made since taking ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) Withdrawing from the Paris climate accord is about the only predictable -- even rational -- move that President Trump has made since taking ...
The film, narrated by science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, will have its U.S. theatrical premiere on June 23 at the Village East Cinemas in New York, followed by a nationwide release to select cities. Food Evolution explores the controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and ...
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) In a rational world, people would take climate change more and more seriously as real-world evidence for its damaging effects mount.
Mark Lynas is a writer on climate change, and visiting fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) In a rational world, people would take climate change more and more seriously as real-world evidence for its damaging effects mount.
Armed with a machete, under cover of darkness, Mark Lynas and other environmental activists would march onto test plots for genetically modified maize, sugar beets and potatoes to hack them to pieces. “I destroyed them, because I believed there was something fundamentally unnatural, something ...
World-renowned environmentalist Mark Lynas shared his experience of moving from anti-GMO activist to advocate for biotechnology at a featured workshop at the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. Lynas told an audience of farmers and ranchers how he ...
If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank. By his own reckoning, British environmentalist helped spur the anti-GMO movement in the mid-'90s, arguing as recently at 2008 that big corporations' selfish greed would threaten the health of both people and the Earth. Thanks to the ...
According to Mark Lynas of Slate, Greenpeace – who falsely claim GMOs are unsafe for human consumption – first bussed in a group of farmers. Then, using them as cover, proceeded to destroy an entire field of golden rice. This is not OK, and it is actively dangerous. It is one thing to have a broad critique ...
Mark Lynas, a British author, journalist and environmental activist who focuses on climate change, says Trump's decision has only served to "galvanize" the rest of the world. It's also left the stage clear for other leaders to come to the fore on the issue. French President Emmanuel Macron invited scientists, ...
There is nothing progressive about trying to block progress. If you're a farmer who wants to make the best of your land both for yourself and for future generations, and if you believe the future can be better than the past, you are probably an ecomodernist, too. Mark Lynas is the author of several books on the ...
A stellar example of adaptive reuse is being used to house and teach students at the University of Tasmania School of Architecture & Design. Formerly a 1951 diesel locomotive workshop, this award-winning conversion project preserves parts of the building's industrial heritage while upgrading it with ...
University of Florida plant scientist Kevin Folta speaks with science journalist and author Mark Lynas. Mark has been a central figure in the discussion of biotechnology, particularly in regard to its role in ensuring food security in the Developing World. In the 1990s and early 2000s, you could find Mark ...


 

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