How to change the minds of GMO skeptics

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Critical thinking is something I’ve prided myself on and something I discuss frequently when giving public speeches. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be a lost art in today’s society. When our generation was young, our only option was to get info from broadly accepted credible sources — like libraries, encyclopedias, or university professors.

[W]e should all have the ability to think critically and challenge our beliefs …. I’m not against organic agriculture whatsoever, but am against people who feel the need to slander an agricultural method or competitor. We should all be willing to stick to the facts with evidence and not use unnecessary fear, personal attacks, or misinformation to share our info. This comes in various forms from all directions in many industries of course. It breaks my heart… because at the end of the day we all care.

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We also as a society shouldn’t be so quick to judge someone. Read a lot of articles. Watch a lot of their videos, try and get a more well-rounded view of their messaging. Just because someone doesn’t agree with one topic doesn’t mean they’re a narrow-minded extremist or aren’t open to new ideas …. It’s how we welcome discussion and move forward in a productive manner as a culture.

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