Food Evolution Champaign Screening on 4/8/2018 at The Art Theater
With the polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion and the controversy
surrounding GMOs, Food Evolution sparks a fact-based public dialogue about today’s food system.
Why: Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, Food Evolution from Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time, GMOs. The film is a fully independent investigation into biotechnology, interviewing experts on both sides of the aisle and including all points of view. Commissioned by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Food Evolution shows how easily misinformation can overwhelm objective analysis, touching on the following topics.
In The New York Times review of Food Evolution, Daniel Gold says, “With a soft tone, respectful to opponents but insistent on the data, ‘Food Evolution’ posits an inconvenient truth for organic boosters to swallow: In a world desperate for safe, sustainable food, G.M.O.s may well be a force for good."
What: Illinois Farm Bureau, in collaboration with the Champaign County Farm Bureau, will host a screening of Food Evolution in Champaign on Sunday, April 8th at the Art Theater and invites members of the community and media to attend. Following the film, a panel will commence to discuss society’s perception of GMOs and agriculture’s role in sharing the story of biotechnology’s environmental, nutritional and economic impact. Register at: https://goo.gl/Xg5Sh5 and view the trailer here.
Who: Panelists include:
Where: The Art Theater
126 W Church St, Champaign, IL 61820
Screening at 1:30 PM, doors at 1:00 PM
About Food Evolution
From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, Food Evolution wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, this bold and necessary documentary separates the hype from the science to unravel the debate around food.
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