Neil deGrasse Tyson helps director Scott Hamilton Kennedy challenge enviro-activist orthodoxy in a new food doc.
...Food Evolution — which defends the place of GMOs in agriculture — sounds on paper like it might be one of those hack-job rebuttals in which moneyed right-wing interests disguise propaganda as a documentary. Many on the left will likely dismiss it as such, which is a shame ... the movie makes an excellent case against those who seek blanket prohibitions against genetically modified organisms — and ... against those of us who support such bans just because we assume it's the eco-conscious thing to do.
Although the doc acknowledges legitimate reasons to oppose agri-giant Monsanto...Food Evolution asserts that a consensus of scientists worldwide believes there's no danger in consuming crops whose genes have been modified.
[I]t investigates the motives of some prominent anti-GMO activists — like those who are "very entrepreneurial," finding ways to make money off fears the film believes are baseless, or like researcher Chuck Benbrook, whose work was financed by companies making billions from customers afraid of GMOs.
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