British environmental writer and pro-science advocate, Mark Lynas, who has devoted his career to speaking around the world on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power will present “GMOs are Green: How an Environmentalist Changed his Mind about Biotechnology.”
Lynas made headlines worldwide in 2013 when he publicly reversed his stance and apologized for his previous ant-GMO activism. Today, he travels the world campaigning on behalf of several pro-science causes.
During the lecture, Lynas will outline the history of the anti-GMO movement and explain his about-turn on GMO’s. He will also give examples of how the genetic modification of crops can help farmers in developing countires address climate change, reduce pesticide use and improve harvests.
Lynas works closely with the Cornell Alliance for Science at Cornell University, which is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for its work in promoting agricultural development and reducing poverty and hunger. He is also a visiting research associate at Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment, and is a current advisory board member of Sense About Science, a science advocacy group in the UK.
Heuermann Lectures are free and open to the public.
Lectures are streamed live online at http://heuermannlectures.unl.