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The perfect Christmas present for the person with everything, tickets to a Ballymaloe Grainstore gig
Screening followed by Q&A with the director/producer/writer, Scott Hamilton Kennedy.
Amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTION explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.
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.
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. 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?
Narrated by the esteemed science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
“Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the unusual issue film that deals in counterintuitive reason rather than barely controlled hysteria.” — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“The film also speaks with food journalists (including Michael Pollan, a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine) as well as farmers who have benefited from the technology. And if trust is an issue, Neil deGrasse Tyson, perhaps the most credible public scientist on the planet, is its narrator. 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.” — Daniel Gold, The New York Times
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