Meredith College will host a screening of the film Food Evolution on March 22, at 6 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Amidst a brutally polarizing debate marked by passion, suspicion, and confusion, Food Evolution, from 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 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?
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Anastasia Bodnar, Dr. Fred Gould, and Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno.
Bodnar is a science communicator who serves as the policy director of Biology Fortified, Inc, a non-profit organization that fosters conversation about issues in food and agriculture. Gould is a distinguished university professor of entomology and is co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center of North Carolina State University. Schroeder-Moreno is an Associate Professor of Agroecology in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences at NC State University.
This screening of Food Evolution is made possible via Kenan funds and is co-sponsored by Meredith’s Biology Honors Society and Angels for the Environment.
This event is free and open to the public. For Meredith students, this event qualifies as an academic/cultural event in General Education.