FAYETTEVILLE — A movie aiming to set the record straight about GMOs and food will be shown at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Arkansas Union Theater.


“Food Evolution,” by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. A panel and audience discussion and reception will follow the movie.


“Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time,” a description from the film’s producers says.


The film features expert opponents and proponents of GMO technologies, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world.


“We are eager to introduce Food Evolution to this essential conversation, one in which emotion often overtakes information,” Richard Abramowitz of the film’s distributor, Abramorama, says. “Scott Kennedy’s always entertaining deep dive into the science of GMOs is going to change some minds.”


The screening at the University of Arkansas is organized by the Net Impact and Food Science Club registered student organizations. Additional support has been provided by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the Arkansas Sustainability Program and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.


The movie trailer for “Food Evolution” can be watched at http://bit.ly/FoodEvoFilm


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.


— Fred Miller is with the U of A System Division of Agriculture