Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Confession of An Anti-GMO Activist - The Wall Street Journal - Blendle

Confession of An Anti-GMO Activist - The Wall Street Journal - Blendle

I know these arguments well because, in those early years of GMO development, I was also an outspoken activist against the new technology. Along with greenminded British colleagues, I trespassed to destroy test fields of GMO crops, lobbied to have foods containing genetically modified ingredients banned in supermarkets, helped to organize the world's first campaign targeting Monsanto, and even participated in an unsuccessful attempt to steal the world's first cloned farm animal, Dolly the Sheep.

I have since reversed my views on GMOs, as the evidence debunking almost all of these claims has accumulated over the years, but there's no denying the remarkable world-wide success of our campaign. Numerous countries, from Peru to Russia, now entirely ban genetically modified crops from being cultivated. Only one GMO food crop, an insect-resistant corn, has ever been approved for use in Europe, and most European countries ban it anyway.

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