‘Food Evolution' Film Screening

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Paul Creative Arts Center, Johnson Theatre, 30 Academic Way, Durham

Join the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, UNH Cooperative Extension, UNH Sustainability Institute, and the Carsey School for Public Policy for a screening of the film Food Evolution. This film explores the debate surrounding plant breeding approaches, including genetic engineering and related methods.  A panel discussion moderated by Lorraine Merrill, commissioner of the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, will follow.

Narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, the film separates the emotion and hype from the science and data of the GMO debate, and brings a fresh perspective to critical issues facing global society today. How do we ensure that our food supply is safe, and that everyone has enough to eat? How do we feed the world while also protecting the planet? Has genetic engineering increased or decreased pesticide use? Are GMO foods bad for your health? And, most importantly, what data, evidence and sources are we using to approach these important questions?