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The mainstream media is abuzz with unrelenting fervor and excitement more than the recent conversion of former anti-GMO (genetically-modified organism) scientist Mark Lynas, who now openly embraces GMO technology and insists that he was wrong to oppose GMOs all these years. A self-proclaimed founder of the so-known as “anti-GMO movement,” Lynas now claims that a thorough examination of “science” woke him up to a new reality in which GMOs are no longer an evil solution of the income-grubbing biotechnology business, and are instead the answer to virtually all of mankind’s food and environmental difficulties.
This sudden and virtually schizophrenic shift in opinion by Lynas is getting embraced with open arms by media groups of all political persuasions, which includes each the neoconservative magazine National Review and the traditionally “liberal” New York Instances (NYT), as well as every little thing in amongst. This is hardly surprising, of course, as most of these news sources are straight funded by the likes of each the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, which just so occur to handle huge segments of the American media machine.
Lynas’ conversion hinged on his indoctrination into pro-GMO propaganda
So what precisely persuaded Lynas to make such a dramatic adjust? In a speech he not too long ago gave at the Oxford Farming Conference in the U.K., Lynas explained that he “discovered science,” which undid a lot of years’ worth of “false” beliefs he had about the nature of GMOs. 1 of the first examples Lynas gave as a supposed scientific revelation however, was his discovery that GMOs do not require the increased use of pesticides, a claim also produced by the biotechnology sector, but one particular that does not in fact hold water scientifically or factually by any stretch of the imagination.
As it turns out, GMOs do need far more pesticides and herbicides than standard crops, in spite of what the GMO industry and its media lackeys portend. A 16-year study on crop chemical use that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Sciences Europe back in 2012, for instance, identified that the introduction of GMOs into the meals supply has led to a drastic increase in the quantity of herbicide chemicals utilised on crops. According to the information, total herbicide use has enhanced by a whopping 527 million pounds considering that 1996 when GMOs have been 1st introduced. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com)