See NC Biotechnology Center website for additional details
Welcome & Introductions: Michelle VonCannon, NCBiotech and Richard Reich, NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services
PANEL with Q&A:
Moderator: Linda Loveland, Anchor/Reporter, WRAL Fox 50 News
- Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Director of Food Evolution
- Fred Gould, Professor and Co-Director, GES Center, NC State
- Kevin Folta, Professor and Chairman, Horticultural Sciences Dept, University of Florida
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, in collaboration with GMO Answers, is excited to host the North Carolina film premiere of "Food Evolution." From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by renowned science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, "Food Evoltion" is set a midst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food.
Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.
In a state where agriculture and life sciences are the leading industries, this universal conversation can have great impact. With five of the six global ag biotech giants housed and/or headquartered in N.C., the science is ever present for us, but sadly myths still seem to prevail around the globe.
Open to the public, this event is for anyone who has ever had an interest in better understanding where their food originates, the challenges faced with an ever growing population, the technologies that are working to support this population change, and why GMOs and organic are not mutually exclusive. Following the film, we will offer a panel consisting of a scientist, a farmer, a chef and the director. Hear their viewpoints and have the opportunity to ask your questions.
Tickets: $10. You may purchase tickets online, in person at Carolina Theatre Box Office or by calling 919-560-3030, Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Parking deck is directly across the street. Click here for directions.