For years he ripped up GM crops and, along with Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, he exported, what he now considers unscientific and unfounded fears, around the world.
Last week he apologised for helping to start the anti-GM movement and for demonising something which can be used to benefit the environment. His speech at the Oxford Farming Conference on 3rd January 2013 is sobering and salutary. You can read it and see the speech at this link.
Now Mark Lynas still seems to believe we are facing dangerous climate change. And he may well be right. But his remarkable Damascene conversion on GM suggests he may just be willing to recognise that the so called science on which the climate scare is based, is no more science than the unscientific passion which drove him to destroy crops.
The speech is around 50 minutes and there is a printed text at the site above. Well worth taking the time to read.