The Trusted Communicators Who Shape the GMO Discourse

25.09.2013

Discover Magazine

Published 25 September 2013

'There is a classic position in the science communication literature which goes, roughly, if you meet resistance to science, throw facts at those who resist. If that doesn’t work, throw more facts at them, and throw them harder.'This approach, though roundly debunked, is unfortunately still a common default.

The author did not write this in relation to the climate debate (though of course it applies). He is discussing counterproductive language, such as use of the “anti-science” tag, to characterize the purveyors of anti-GMO misinformation and scaremongering.

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