Food Evolution Screening followed by a round table to discuss some of the critical issues highlighted by the film in particular, among all the conflicts and confusions around food, how do we make the best decisions regarding the way we feed ourselves?

And what is the role of science, communication and education?

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.

Find out more about the film and watch the trailer:

Round Table

Organised by Bertrand Emond, Campden BRI, Chair of the IFT British Section

Chaired by Professor Colin Dennis, Past President of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and Chair of the Agri-Food Training Partnership (AFTP)

Helen Munday, Chief Scientific Officer, Food and Drink Federation

Professor Julian Cooper, Chair – Science Committee - Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)

Anna West Waller,  PhD student at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future

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