UACES Facebook Movie about GMOs and food separates hype from science

Movie about GMOs and food separates hype from science

By Fred Miller
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Sept. 29, 2017

Fast Facts:

  • UA will screen movie separating hype from science on GMO foods
  • Panel and audience discussion will follow movie
  • Movie is narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson 

Movie Trailer: http://​bit.ly/FoodEvoFilm

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A movie aiming to set the record straight about GMOs and food will be shown at the University of Arkansas Oct. 18.

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 “Food Evolution,” by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.

A panel and audience discussion and reception will follow the movie, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Theater.

A description from the film’s producers says, “Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.”

The film features expert opponents and proponents of GMO technologies, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world.

Richard Abramowitz of the film’s distributor, Abramorama, says, “We are eager to introduce Food Evolution to this essential conversation, one in which emotion often overtakes information. Scott Kennedy’s always entertaining deep dive into the science of GMOs is going to change some minds.”

The screening at the University of Arkansas is organized by the Net Impact and Food Science Club registered student organizations. Additional support has been provided by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the Arkansas Sustainability Program and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.  

The movie trailer for “Food Evolution” can be watched at http://​bit.ly/FoodEvoFilm

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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