Screening of the film FOOD EVOLUTION, hosted by the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate (WheatHub).

FOOD EVOLUTION, by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy 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. In the GMO debate, both pro and anti camps claim science is on their side. Who’s right? FOOD EVOLUTION shows how easily misinformation, confusion and fear can overwhelm objective analysis.

Enlisting experts such as Mark Lynas, Michael Pollan, 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 and emotion from the science and data to unravel the debate around food, and help audiences reach their own conclusions. In a debate in which all sides claim to be on the side of science, FOOD EVOLUTION brings a fresh perspective to one of the most critical issues facing global society today.


Wednesday 2nd May, Plant Research Centre, Auditorium.
Please arrive at 3pm for a 3.10pm start. Running time for the film is 92 minutes, afternoon tea will be served afterwards to provide an opportunity for discussion.

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Friday 4th May, Braggs Lecture Theatre.
The event starts at 4 pm with an afternoon tea; the film will start at 5 pm and will be followed by a discussion with a panel of experts in biotechnology. Please RSVP by 20th April to assist with catering purposes.

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