Ecomodernist podcast: Food Evolution film about ‘confirmation bias’ in foodie and anti-GMO community

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The Ugandan family Kennedy profiles in Food Evolution illustrate how GMOs are not only a first-world consumer issue, but also a third-world survival issue

Rick Maltese of the Ecomodernist Podcast and journalist, author and Genetic Literacy Project executive director Jon Entine interviews Academy Award nominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy, director of the provocative new documentary Food Evolution, narrated by astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.

They are joined by prominent agricultural scientists Kevin Folta of the University of Florida and Alison van Eenennaam of the University of California-Berkeley.

The documentary presents the evidence for and against the question of the safety of GMOs in our farming and food system, looks at the various crops that have been developed using crop biotechnology and explores how and why our food production has become such a hot button public issue. It also addresses the questions of ‘corporate control’ of our food system and the role that activist nonprofits are playing in attempting to discredit agricultural biotechnology.

Related article:  FOIA emails reveal anti-GMO, pro-organic spin 'A team' led by Tom Philpott and Michael Pollan

 

 

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