When was last time you changed your mind about something?


The new documentary “Food Evolution” (see trailer here), narrated by esteemed science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and directed by Academy Award-nominated Scott Hamilton Kennedy, explores the controversy surrounding GMOs and food. According to the very positive reviews, the film shows how little people know about GMOs in the face of powerful anti-GMO activists. But according to Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy, science can protect us from chaos and fake news, and help restore needed objectivity. (interview, also available on YouTube).

Several screenings of the documentary took place in Brussels in September during Biotech Week, in the European Parliament, the Flemish Royal Academy and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. See the interviews with Scott Hamilton Kennedy and other distinguished panelists who participated in the Brussels movie screenings, now available here :

Interview with Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Director of Food Evolution

Questions:
-Why did you make the film?
-Are anti-GMO activists featured in the movie?
-To which extent did the movie change people’s perceptions on GMOs?
-Was it worth making the film?
-What was the light bulb moment for writing the story?

Geert Angenon, Professor of Plant Biotechnology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Philosopher Johan Braeckman 

Emeritus Professor Marc Van Montagu from the University of Ghent

Marisé Borja, Chief Technology Officer at PlantResponse Biotech