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The Roslin Institute

University of Edinburgh

Easter Bush Campus

Midlothian

EH25 9RG

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Join us at The Roslin Institute for a screening of the US documentary Food Evolution, facilitated by the US Department of Agriculture and introduced by The Roslin Institute's Deputy Director for Partnerships and GM expert Professor Bruce Whitelaw.

The 90-minute screening will be a followed by a Q&A with leading GM researchers, after which guests are invited to stay and continue the conversation at an informal drinks reception.


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3.00pm Welcome and introduction, Prof Bruce Whitelaw, The Roslin Institute

3.20pm Food Evolution screening

5.00pm Q&A with panel of GM experts

5.45pm Drinks reception

6.30pm Event close


About Food Evolution:

Amidst a brutally polarized debate marked by passion, suspicion and confusion, Food Evolution, by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, explores the controversy surrounding 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.

Enlisting experts such as Mark Lynas, Michael Pollan, Alison Van Eenennaam, Jeffrey Smith, Andrew Kimbrell, Vandana Shiva, Robert Fraley, Marion Nestle and Bill Nye, as well as farmers and scientists from around the world, this bold and necessary documentary separates the hype and emotion from the science and data to unravel the debate around food, and help audiences reach their own conclusions. In a debate in which all sides claim to be on the side of science, Food Evolution brings a fresh perspective to one of the most critical issues facing global society today.

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