Wednesday 20 September 2017, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Coombs Lecture Theatre, Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2601 (Australian National University
Genetically modified agricultural products was the subject of lively discussion following the airing of the documentary Food Evolution at the Australian National University on 20 September 2018.
The film travels from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda to the cornfields of Iowa, and enlists experts, farmers and scientists from around the world 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.
The film, funded by the Institute of Food Technologists, a non-profit organisation of food scientists from around the world, has no ‘predetermined conclusions’ asked of nor promised by the filmmakers.
The National Rural Press Club was a partner in the event hosted by GMO Only.
Q & A speakers:
Mr Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy Award nominated and Director of Food Evolution Movie. via Skype.
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.
Mr Tony Mahar, Chief Executive Officer of the National Farmer’s Federation.
Chaired by Ms Adrienne Francis, ABC News Canberra
- Food Evolution Movie
- Eventbrite – event summary
- When was the last time you changed your mind on GMs?