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Documentary Film: Food Evolution

  • Gesa Power House Theatre 111 North 6th Avenue Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

Narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Food Evolution" wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time - the controvery surrounding GMOs and food. Academy Award-nominated directo Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town) travels from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda, to the cornfields of Iowa in search of the truth.

“Food Evolution” shows how easily misinformation, confusion and fear can overwhelm objective analysis. How do we ensure that our food supply is safe, and that everyone has enough to eat? How do we feed the world while also protecting the planet? Has genetic engineering increased or decreased pesticide use? Are GMO foods bad for your health? And, most importantly, what data, evidence and sources are we using to approach these important questions?

While the passionate advocates in the film are all concerned with the stewardship of safe, nutritious food for the planet, their differing views over what constitutes the truth have pit them against each other, rendering the very subject of food itself into an ideological battleground.

Enlisting subject matter experts as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, this bold documentary separates the hype and emotion from the science and data to unravel the debate around food, and help audiences reach their own conclusions.

"Food Evolution" was commissioned and funded by The Institute of Food Technologists, a nonprofit scientific society of more than 17,000 members from around the world.

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