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Food Evolution Documentary Screening

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Ashby Village Office
1821 Catalina Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94707

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Food Evolution Documentary Screening 


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WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

WHERE: Ashby Village office, 1821 Catalina Ave, Berkeley

The 52-minute documentary presents the story of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) from a scientist's viewpoint.  The scientist in this case is Neil DeGrasse Tyson, one of America's most popular scientists, known for explaining things way up in the sky in a down-to-earth manner. 

FOOD EVOLUTION shows  why GMOs were developed, whom they help and who are their foes, and how easily misinformation, confusion and fear can overwhelm objective analysis. 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?   

The screening is organized by Ashby Village member Allan Griff, who is especially interested in why so many people feel so strongly about GMOs, how it relates to our attitudes toward science and (dis)belief in the impossible, and will host a discussion in this regard right after the film.  Allan is a chemical engineer with a lifelong interest in food and agriculture, with additional graduate study in anthropology, which made him aware of cultural evolution as well as biological.     

View the documentary trailer 

A small donation will be requested to cover the cost of the screening.