From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy (THE GARDEN, FAME HIGH, OT: OUR TOWN) and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, FOOD EVOLUTION is set amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, FOOD EVOLUTION wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.
Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, 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 from the science to unravel the debate around food.
While the passionate advocates on all sides of this debate agree on the need for safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the planet, their differing views over what constitutes the truth have pit them against each other, rendering the subject of food itself into an ideological battleground.
We hope the film will reconnect people to the importance of science and respected scientific institutions to help us all make informed decisions everyday. And remind us of the dangers in ignoring or manipulating science and those sources. So please use the scientists and organizations we feature in the film and here to help you and your family make best decisions. This film was funded by the Institute of Food Technologists, a non-profit organization of food scientists from around the world. From the beginning and throughout, the filmmakers had complete creative control and final cut.
Following the scientific method and the ethos of good journalism, there were no 'predetermined conclusions' asked of nor promised by the filmmakers.
As our esteemed narrator, Neil deGrasse Tyson, said at the Q&A of our premiere at DOC NYC: "When results are repeated and found to be true -- that is scientific truth. Laws should be made based on truth. Or that is the end of an informed democracy." Please don't hesitate to get involved in the conversation on our social platforms, or at any of our upcoming screenings.