By Eric Holt-Giménez, PhD, Executive Director, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”
Why do certain people and ideas suddenly capture the limelight while others go unnoticed? Others seem never to go away... The recent ascent of environmental writer Mark Lynas to prominence in the debate on genetically modified crops (GMOs) is a lesson in the power of myths.
letter from the National Union of Autonomous Regional Peasant Organizations (UNORCA) to the people and Government of Mexico: The Maize Manifesto: No to GMO Maize
Neoliberal environmentalist Mark Lynas recently gave a talk at the Oxford Farming Association in which he apologized for once militating against GMOs. Now, after having discovered "science" he has decided we need GMOs to feed the world.