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Food Evolution Screening + Q&A

Food Evolution shows 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?

Enlisting experts and icons of the struggle such as Mark Lynas, 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 from the science to unravel the debate around food.

While the passionate advocates on all sides of this debate agree on the need for safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the planet, their differing views over what constitutes the truth have pit them against each other, rendering the subject of food itself into an ideological battleground.

Q & A speakers:

Mr Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy Award nominated and Director of Food Evolution Movie. Via Skype

Mr Tony Mahar, Chief Executive Officer of the National Farmer's Federation

Dr Elizabeth Finkel, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmos Magazine

Prof Robert Furbank, Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, ANU

Prof Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Chaired by Ms Adrienne Francis, ABC NewsCanberra

Event Details
  • When Wednesday, 20th September 2017
  • Time 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Entry Free
  • Venue Coombs Lecture Theatre
  • Location Fellows Road ACT 2601

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