Do you take for granted how our culture does things and thinks about things? In other cultures things are done differently. Twenty-six countries worldwide have banned GMOs, the US has not. The US is the only Western country with capital punishment. Do you wonder? Are you curious why values differ from one country to the next? Maybe you have wondered about the process to change such fundamental beliefs?
Believe it or not, it boils down to this: it all begins with you. Change usually does not trickle down to us mere mortals because the government changes its policies in anticipation of your desires. The other way 'round: the government changes its policies because of pressure from somewhere, whether consumers and voters, organizations, lobbyists, or corporate donors. Whoever screams loudest and longest gets heard. It's a critical mass thing.
When you want change, the first thing to do is to look at your own actions and beliefs to make sure they are aligned with the change you wish to see. Create the change in your mind and see how affiliations around you will shift. The organic movement for example has grown exponentially in the past twenty years because individual food awareness has grown within so many of us. That's why such change is called grassroots. It begins at the bottom and grows up and unfolds from there. Fracking was banned last year in New York State because of such from-the-bottom-up momentum. What is your vision?