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Film Screening: Food Evolution
14/11/2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us for a private screening of the new documentary film ‘Food Evolution,’ which focuses on the debate surrounding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Amongst all this conflict and confusion around food,
how do we make the best decisions about how we feed ourselves?
Amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTION, by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town), explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film, narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.
Deftly juxtaposing interviews with farmers, scientists, and activists who have widely divergent perspectives about the wisdom of proceeding with GMO crops, Food Evolution never hectors, never lectures. Instead it grants to viewers the right to make up their own minds. The early showings suggest that how much they appreciate the skillful, responsible filmmaking that allows them to make informed decisions about the overly-politicized issue of GMOs.
Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Prof of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California