Food Evolution: film screening and Q&A session

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This free event, is the premier screening of the documentary Food Evolution in Canberra, and it explores the strongly polarised debate on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture.

The film, narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, travels from Hawaiian papaya groves, to banana farms in Uganda, to the cornfields in the USA, showing the emotions and scientific evidence driving one of the most heated arguments of our time.

After the screening, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of scientists, communicators and agricultural organisations, including the film director, Scott Hamilton, who will join the panel via Skype. The discussion will be moderated by ABC journalist Adrienne Francis.

The event is sponsored by the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia, The Crawford Fund, the Australian Society of Plant Scientists, CSIRO, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the ANU Film Group, Cariboo Design, the Rural Press Club and the National Farmers Federation. The event is organised by GMOonly.

What: Free Film Screening and Q&A session  Register here

When: 20th October, 2017, 6:00 pm

Where: Coombs Lecture Theatre, Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2601

Q&A panellists: Mr Scott Hamilton Kennedy (Director of Food Evolution movie) -Via Skype, Dr Elizabeth Finkel (Editor-in- Chief of Cosmos Magazine) Professor Robert Furbank (Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, ANU), Professor Andrew Campbell (Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, ACIAR), Tony Mahar (Chief Executive of the National Farmer Association). Moderated by: Ms Adrienne Francis, ABC journalist.