There’s really not much to say aside from that.
I used to be staunchly opposed to GMO foods. I was, for a while, on the fence about vaccinating, and turned to a delayed schedule for our 3rd child, Mr. Monkey.
I wrote long rants about the money-grubbing of corporations like Monsanto without thinking about the money being made by corporations in the organic food movement (which I have deleted from the blog; truly, they were bad).
I never once double checked sources in articles claiming the detrimental effects of biotech and vaccine technology before sharing the articles.
I allowed myself to become a mouthpiece and free advertising for people like Food Babe, who railed against the use of BHT in health and beauty products, but has been making money from selling just such a product through her website.
It wasn’t until Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye stepped into the conversation regarding GMOs that I realized I was sitting smugly on one side of the fence, refusing to even look in the other direction.
I cannot say that I am 100% sure of my positions on anything now**. I guess that’s what skepticism will do to you.
But I CAN say that I won’t be a platform for the propagation of misleading information anymore.
And I’m humbled and truly sorry that I ever was one.
**The entire Pirate crew is fully vaccinated though, because I do believe that the minimal risks are worth protecting our family and community.