The text of this IRC plenary presentation can be found at: http://www.marklynas.org/20...
On 31 October, 2014, Mark Lynas, author and environmental campaigner, was one of the plenary speakers at the 4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014; http://ricecongress.com/2014
Following his presentation, he a gave an interview to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI; http://irri.org
), which is the subject of this 10-minute video In which he discusses the :S" word (sustainability), GMOs media and myth, are activists better communicators that scientists, logic and emotions, Golden Rice, the biofortification dilemma, Greenpeace vs. Golden Rice, and silver bullets and coming together, .
He has written several books on the environment, including High Tide, Six Degrees, andThe God Species. His most recent publication, in July 2013, was the Kindle Single ebook Nuclear 2.0: Why a green future needs nuclear power.He is a frequent speaker around the world on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power, and was climate change advisor to the President of the Maldives between 2009 and 2011.
In October 2013 he was appointed a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University’s Office of International Programs at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which has helped produce non-profit biotech crops (such as Btbrinjal and virus-resistant papaya) to promote food security and environmental sustainability.
He is also a member of the advisory board of the science advocacy group Sense About Science, and is vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies, which produces an annual top 10 list of the technologies with most potential to change the way we all live.
Watch entire presentation at http://youtu.be/pp7N3YYcfEo