Food Evolution Screening

Nov 7, 2017 (All day)
Free - ticket required
Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH

Come out to the Fisher Auditorium for a special screening of Food Evolution, directed by Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, as we explore controversy around the science of food through the lens of the debate over genetically engineered foods. 

Amongst all this conflict and confusion around food, how do we make the best decisions about how we feed ourselves?

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.

A panel discussion will follow the screening. Panelists will be:

  • Dr. Cathann Kress, dean of the CFAES and Vice President for Agricultural Administration
  • Dr. Gabe Middleton, a local veterinarian who is president-elect of the Council for Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST);
  • Glenn Mott, VP Compliance, Gerber Poultry, Inc.
  • Dr. Jarrod Tudor, dean of University of Akron Wayne College