UF hosts showing of ‘Food Evolution’ movie on June 30

Who:   The University of Florida IFAS horticultural sciences department will host a free showing of the Florida premier of “Food Evolution.”

What: The event features York Lecture Series speaker Alison Van Eenennaam and is narrated by renowned scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The movie is set amidst a polarized debate marked by fear, distrust and confusion: the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. Traveling from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, “Food Evolution” wrestles with the emotions and the evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion.

When: 6 p.m., Friday, June 30

Where:   Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Auditorium (HPNP)

1225 Center Drive

Gainesville, FL 32611

For more information, visit https://foodevolutionmovie.com/

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