“Food Evolution” Screening and Panel Discussion

Oct 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00pm at Cinemapolis

Join scientists from Cornell University and the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) for a viewing and discussion of the recently-released documentary Food Evolution. Following the film, scientists, including two who were featured in the film, will engage in a moderated panel discussion and field questions from the audience. The panel will include:

  • Georg Jander: BTI Faculty, Adjunct Professor (Plant Biology section), Cornell University School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Clet Masiga: Conservation Biologist and Geneticist, Tropical Institute of Development Innovations (TRIDI)
  • Alison van Eeneneenaam: Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis (featured in film)
  • Patricia Nanteza: Science Communications Specialist, National Agriculture Research Laboratories (NARL Uganda) (featured in film)


About Food Evolution: “From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy 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.”

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Co-presented by BTI and the Cornell Alliance for Science.

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