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Food Evolution Free Screening
March 29, 2018 by: Lesley Gooding
Food Evolution Free Screening

 

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.  

 

  • Are consumers capable of applying science to emotionally charged topics?
  • How do we ensure that GMOs and our food supply are safe for your health?
  • Can we produce enough food to feed the world without harming the planet?
  • Has genetically engineered food and fiber increased or decreased pesticide use?
  • What data, evidence and sources are we using to approach these important questions?

 

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:

  • Chris Hausman, Champaign County Farmer
  • Leia Flure, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition Education Specialist
  • Dr. Steven Moose, University of Illinois Crop Genetic Improvement - Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Sarah Hastings, Champaign County Farmer

 

Where: The Art Theater

 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL 61820

 

When:  4/8/2018

 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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