Sustainable Agriculture: GMOs,
Organic, and How to Feed the World

A public lecture by
Mark Lynas


Panel discussion:
Cami Ryan
- University of Saskatchewan
Stuart Smyth
- University of Saskatchewan

Wallace Hamm - Organics expert
Janice Tranberg
- CropLife Canada / Council for Biotech Information

Chris Barker
(moderator) - Genome Prairie
7:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Ave., Saskatoon, SK
(get directions)

This event is free - no registration required


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Mark Lynas caused a stir at the Oxford Farming Conference in January, with a presentation that was essentially an apology to the bioscience community "for damage he may have caused as an environmental activist." Mark helped spur the anti-GM movement in the '90s - he was even involved in destroying crops.

In his Oxford Farming Conference talk, he said that he realized that what he had been doing was wrong that he now understands biotechnology and genetic modification are important tools that can be used to benefit society and the environment. Why did he change his mind? He says the answer is fairly simple: "I discovered science, and in the process I hope I became a better environmentalist."


Mark Lynas is an environmental author and campaigner. His most recent book is The God Species, tracing how humanity must respect the Earth's biosphere to keep the planet habitable. His previous two books, Six Degrees and High Tide, focused on global warming. He was until recently advisor to the President of the Maldives, as well as being a visiting research associate at Oxford University's School of Geography and the Environment. Visit Mark's blog


Ag-West Bio coordinates
National Biotech Week events in Saskatchewan

Funding for Ag-West Bio is provided by the
SK Ministry of Agriculture and Growing Forward

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