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Leading Anti-GMO Activist Reverses Position : Discovery News

Science & Tech  (tags: gmo, food, health, diet, safety, GeneticEngineering )

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One of the staunchest critics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), environmentalist Mark Lynas, recently said he had been mistaken and that the threat of GMOs had been exaggerated by him and others for years.

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Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 6:50 am
Geez! Another one bribed, cloned and/or under mind control! Thanks Kevin.

Michela M (3964)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:39 am
How much did they pay him???

Mike M (40)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:18 am
All this crap is getting old. Maybe he should also reverse his thinking on breathing

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:30 am
Hmmm, I don't know what to say, but he is right about free choice and not enough evidence to ban it as a danger. We are this centuries guinea pigs...Scientists will know more as we age as we have been consuming GMO's for decades. Next if proven safe or the kinks pounded out, in the next couple of centuries...they will teraform mars with these seeds to feed everyone and starvation will become a thing of the past. Thanks for the post Kevin.

. (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:17 am
How much did they pay you Mr. Marky? Sit up and toe the party line. Stand up on your hind legs; twirl for your treat.

Do you know why so many politicians are afraid to buck the system such as curtailing the Fed and refusing it its 17% usury fee on every American dollar issued? It's because the people at the top know all their dark and dirty little secrets.

We've all heard the allegations of pedophilia by Bush Sr. and his son's connection to the Nebraska scandal. They've never been prosecuted. Were that an average citizen they would have destroyed him/her. The Clintons and the Reagans certainly have theirs. Tricky Dick was no angel and neither was LBJ.

For example; there were allegations about George W. being involved with the occult/drug ring/murder for hire out of Matamoros/Brownsville. Why else was Henry Lee Lucas the only one "W" ever pardoned? Henry Lee said he was trained by an organized occult group that offered murder for hire services and that he knew W peripherally. Of course Henry was also a prevaricator of the first water and a manipulative, self serving SOB who confessed for favors, fame and publicity. Otis Toole was right there along with him and may have been the deadlier of the two.

Then of course there is the allegations of Obama being a limousine riding; crack smoking politician who loved blow jobs from male prostitutes who had his private cell phone numbers. There have been some suspicious deaths surrounding Barry's friends; one gay friend who was found murdered in Rev. Wright's church. The other who became a whistleblower held a press conference in Delaware of which Beau Biden was AG. He was subsequently arrested and convicted of prior offenses. Upon release he was killed in a car accident under suspicious circumstances. The list goes on and on. Then again the allegations have never been and probably never will be substantiated - providing the puppet toes the party line. Do what you will but if you get caught; you're on your own.

A person can be bought for the above or for money or power and prestige. It is de rigeur and SOP on the Elite's behalf to compromise any person whom they see as an asset or a threat by any means necessary. Morals and ethics no longer apply in their world as the end justifies the means.

Why should Marky be any different? Let the facts tell the story. The facts tell us this stuff is not good for us and the African farmers will bear that out. I don't know about you but I won't eat GMOs knowingly and it is my responsibility as an individual to stay educated and informed and to make a difference wherever possible. How about you?

Carmen S (611)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:03 pm
Thanks Kevin, how could anyone think GMO's are good for us?

Rosary G (3)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 12:29 pm

The only question is whether he was bought off and sold his soul, or whether he was threatened into it.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 1:25 pm
I wonder what his price was?

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:40 pm
I smell money

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:05 pm
What was the low life's price?

Tom Edgar (56)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 3:08 pm
As a long time "Organicist" I have reservations regarding G M O . That being said they are only reservations, not outright condemnation. I KNOW I am not qualified to make empirical judgements regarding the pros and cons of this new method. My GUT feeling is, as always, distrust of Big Pharma or Corporate control of our welfare and future but then I am a lifetime Skeptic. I am inclined to question the veracity of anything. However most of the posters here are hastily coming to the conclusion they have a traitor in their midst not an apostate, and willingly jump on the wagon of condemnation without supporting evidence for their hostile invective.

Most would condemn religious sects for antagonism towards their apostates who see no vindication that the transition was brought about because their former views had been changed, voluntarily, by convincing evidence proving the contrary. This is no different. Shooting he messenger does not alter the message. If you wish to refute an argument, Prove it wrong. Yes you, as I. have a "Gut" feeling that this is Corporate grab for monopolising the means of production, but to counter that argument I still go on happily in my very small way producing without pesticides, or chemical aids, some of my food. Monsanto can't direct me, and millions like me, from my way into their way. Those who embrace this new system have the right to do so, just not the right to impose their ideology on others.

Cyan Dickirs (9)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 4:23 pm
The "science" should have convinced this guy to maintain his anti-gmo stance. If not that, then what happened in India should have.

"Consider this report by The Atlantic9 The authors of the report "GMO Myths and Truths"10 took a science-based approach to evaluating the available research, arriving at the conclusion that most of the scientific evidence regarding safety and increased yield potential do not at all support the claims.

In fact, the evidence demonstrates the claims for genetically engineered foods are not just wildly overblown – they simply aren't true. Not only are GE foods less nutritious than non-GE foods, they pose distinct health risks, are inadequately regulated, harm the environment and farmers, and are a poor solution to world hunger
The authors of this critical report include Michael Antoniou, PhD, who heads the Gene Expression and Therapy Group at King's College at London School of Medicine in the UK. He's a 28-year veteran of genetic engineering technology who has himself invented a number of gene expression biotechnologies; and John Fagan, PhD, a leading authority on food sustainability, biosafety, and GE testing. If you want to get a comprehensive understanding of genetically engineered foods, I strongly recommend reading this report."

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 7:16 pm

Victoria P (113)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 8:17 pm
Noted with thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 10:02 pm
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ money

reft h (66)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:08 am
as the saying goes, "follow the money"...

Julie O (3)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 1:15 am

pam w (139)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:32 pm
"Genetically modified" is not necessarily a bad thing!

Human farmers have GENETICALLY MODIFIED nearly every fruit, vegetable and domestic animal we use for food. Think about it.

Today's cattle don't look ANYTHING like their ancestors...we've bred them for this or that trait. Early Incas knew "corn" as a plant which resembled GRASS more than the fat kernels we see today...the result of their careful breeding one species to another over hundreds of years.

I repeat....just because it's "genetically modified"......doesn't make it a bad thing!

I salute this man for his honesty and integrity. Remember when microwave ovens were "known" to cause cancer? Bunk. Remember when eggs were "known" to cause high cholesterol in humans? Bunk. Remember when so MANY foods were "known" to be bad and are now considered safe?

Ever wonder why humans are so quick to get hysterical over this or that science?

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