January 05, 2018

Mark Lynas – Speech to the Oxford Farming Conference 2018

Five years ago, almost to this very day, I stood before you and offered an apology for my earlier anti-GMO activism. Today I want to do something different. Whereas my […]

October 26, 2017

Oxitec expands production of GMO mosquito

Oxitec — a company that seeks to control pest insects through their genetics — has announced that it will invest $9.88 million to mass-produce one billion genetically modified mosquito eggs per […]

September 18, 2017

Is feedlot beef better for the environment?

If everyone in the world went vegan, it would solve both the greenhouse gas and biodiversity problems almost overnight. Evidence shows that if people adopted entirely plant-based diets, the planet […]

September 18, 2017

Experts find climate-skeptic and anti-GMO studies are scientifically flawed

By Mark Lynas Although many papers have been published claiming that genetically engineered (GMO) foods are harmful and that humans aren’t changing the climate, not a single one of them […]

August 31, 2017

Now we have a moral duty to talk about climate change

(CNN)- This is what climate change looks like. Entire metropolitan areas — Houston in the United States and Mumbai in India — submerged in catastrophic floods. Record-breaking rainfall: Harvey’s 50-plus […]

June 02, 2017

Trump’s stupidity on climate change will galvanize environmentalists

Withdrawing from the Paris climate accord is about the only predictable — even rational — move that President Trump has made since taking office. Following embarrassing reversals on the Mexican wall, the […]

May 17, 2017

Shadows and mirrors: GMOs in China

Sometimes I hear scientists in the West — especially those who have had their lives made difficult by anti-GMO activists — say they wish things were as straightforward as they […]

April 26, 2017

Launching a global pro-science movement

The date April 22, 2017 may go down in history as a world first. Not only was it the first time that scientists took to the streets to march in […]

April 19, 2017

Tanzania is burning GM corn while people go hungry

Bad science costs lives It’s late afternoon in Makutupora and technicians wearing blue overalls pour sacks of maize onto a bonfire. They exchange a few wistful looks as the flames […]

April 18, 2017

Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth

Scientists and science supporters will take to the streets in a global March for Science on 22 April . What began as a small Facebook group in the US capital, Washington DC […]