The Movie of the Year
December 21, 2017
Food Quality & Nutrition
This year saw the launch of the documentary Food Evolution about the genetic modification of food, directed by Academy Award-nominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy. 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.
The New York Times said of it: “The film draws strongly on viewers’ emotions but it doesn’t skimp on science. Marrying incisive explanations of the scientific nitty-gritty of agriculture and plant breeding with compelling discussion of why people seem wired to trust gut feelings over facts, Food Evolution adds crucial psychological, social, and moral context, without which discourse on the subject often devolves to fruitless blows.”
You can watch the trailer and download the film here.