Documentary and Panel on “Food Evolution”

Norwalk Community College will present a screening of the documentary film “Food Evolution” and a panel discussion on genetic engineering and food from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 2 in the East Campus Gen Re Forum.

The screening will start at 6 p.m. with the discussion immediately afterward.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is also available. The program is jointly sponsored by the NCC Wellness Committee, Bayer Crop Sciences, New England Dairy Council and the New York Beef Council.

“Food Evolution,” by Academy Award-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, explores the controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food.

Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, the film narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson wrestles with the emotions and the science driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. In the GMO debate, both pro- and anti- camps claim science is on their side. Who’s right?

The panel discussion will be moderated by NCC Adjunct Faculty member Lisa Bunce, MS, RDN. Panelists include Doug Giles of Walbridge Farms and Erica Kipp, NCC Science Professor.

“The film explores all the ways science has been used and abused in public discourse surrounding the genetic engineering of food. In a world of misinformation and disinformation, nothing can be more timely,” says deGrasse Tyson.

Register in advance at Norwalk Community College is located at 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.