|Steward Brand, 2010|
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Brand enjoys being a "being a heretic" among environmentalists. He notes that there is a pragmatic need to embrace GM crops because they offer a solution to feeding the rapidly expanding global population. He says that his position is not a total reversal but rather has something to do with an "attitude adjustment" and "my enthusiasm about GMOs has had cause to grow over the years."
Brand noted that in the field of GM technology, China and Africa will "assert themselves." So too will "amateur biotech" practitioners whose GM food innovations will make the future of food a "wild and woolly" time.
For more see:
"Brand: 'Wild and Woolly' Times for Genetic Engineering," Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 18 January 2012.
Stewart Brand, "Green Ag Biotech," Heuermann Lecture, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 17 January 2012.
"Whole Earth Catalog founder extols genetically modified crops," Journal Star, 21 February 2012.