Hulu acquires exclusive rights to stream Neil deGrasse Tyson-narrated GMO film ‘Food Evolution’

| | September 26, 2017
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Hulu has acquired the exclusive US [Video-on-Demand] rights to Food Evolution from Academy Award-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy. The highly polarizing film is narrated by science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson. The film [premiered] on Hulu on Sept. 21.

The doc is significant for a couple of reasons. First, it is one of the most controversial and contentious docs on the food industry because it delves into the positive side of GMOs on sustaining the human food supply, and second, it received a rare 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

The film tells the story of GMOs, from Hawaiian papaya groves — where experimentation with GMOs and the pesticides they involve has been deemed a disaster to school children in the area by other documentaries like Island Earth — to the cornfields of Iowa and banana farms in Uganda.

The doc has been condemned by organic growers and called “a corporate propaganda film” as it was funded by Institute of Food Technologists….The filmmakers have defended their funding while critics say they are propagating “Monsanto science.”

[Read Kevin Folta’s review of the film here]

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Hulu Acquires ‘Food Evolution,’ Acclaimed, Highly Controversial Doc

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