Food Evolution

2017 • 92 minutes
32 reviews
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Amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion, FOOD EVOLUTION, by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (The Garden, Fame High, OT: Our Town), 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.

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32 reviews
Jesse Otto
January 14, 2018
Very well done. A reality check against all the anti GMO hysteria. It reveals the potential for the world's undernourished. Rumors I heard about the film were that it painted the activists unflatteringly. I did not find that to be true. They were not caricatured. The film showed them making their arguments fairly and at length. Their positions just happen to be unsupported by evidence. Pollan and Nestle want to argue that they were misrepresented. Their clips were fairly presented. Yes, the cutting room floor probably has segments where they bemoaned industrial agriculture, because they want to use GMOs as a proxy for industrial agriculture, but that's not what the film was about. The film is a bit long, so it might be tough to sit through for some, but I am highly interested so it was not a negative for me. This needs to be seen.
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Adam Blais
September 29, 2017
Everyone needs to see this film. It exposes the cons and misinformation of the anti-GMO movement and clearly shines a light on their anti-science position. It further drives home that science denial in this area can lead to tragic and devastating consequences in developing countries. While I don't believe that any film could persuade die-hard anti-GMO activists, Food Evolution stands a fighting chance of informing those individuals who are on the fence that the scientific consensus on GMO's is incredibly strong.
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Matthew Dowell
September 12, 2017
Get's to the crux of addressing human susceptibility to fear and bias. And highlights that science in itself is not inherently a political or even popular exercise, it's the method in which humans use to find consensus on a fact, or an emergent truth, which is measurable and reproducible and subject to change given improvements in technology and data. I highly recommend this documentary for those that feel adrift in the competing narratives of industry and politics, and want to get a better grounding in the world of rigorous fact.
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