I have so many posts I’ve wanted to write these last months as I transitioned jobs and made big life changes to a shiny new city. This is the thing I wanted to say that tipped the scales (never fear though, Pope-est with the Mostest and Laudato Si will be coming in hot. Soon.) And it’s all thanks to a communications lead at Monsanto.
Last year I came to SXSW Eco and sat in the panel session when Monsanto underwent what I can only describe as a live feeding frenzy of pent-up anti-GMO fervor. A courageous woman from Monsanto did one of the bravest things I’ve ever seen from a sustainability professional: she invited more conversation in the heat of the moment. Which is exactly what these most thorny issues desperately need the most. Real dialogue. But how do we get there? How do we increase everyone’s personal responsibility to listen better?