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Kevin M Folta

University of Florida



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Kevin M. Folta is an established research scientist with a passion for connecting science to the public. He has formal training in communications and has provided over 500 presentations on scientific topics, but also how to communicate science effectively.

He has not shied away from controversial topics, and provides clear descriptions of the scientific evidence around genetic engineering, climate change, evolution and vaccination.

At the same time he has been a favorite of agricultural and scientific audiences that seek the tools of active communication. Interactions with clients and others benefits from the strategies discussed.

He has paid a substantial personal and professional price for telling the truth about food and farming. His motivational speeches described the almost career-ending attacks, how they affected his job and home, and ultimately how he had to develop a strategy to rekindle a presence in research and communication.

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