Accra to host screening of science movie ‘Food Evolution’

Accra to host screening of science movie ‘Food Evolution’
Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com
Date: 28-02-2018 Time: 01:02:57:pm
Neil Degrasse Tyson

Accra will Wednesday night host the screening of popular science movie ‘Food Evolution’ at the Silver Birds Cinema.

Released in November 2016, the movie which has been screened in different parts of the world including the USA, Europe, Uganda, South Africa and Nigeria will for the first time be seen in Ghana.

It was directed by American Academy Award-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.

'Food Evolution' explores the brutally polarized debate that the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the world’s food chain has generated over the years.

It discusses the critical role science and innovation play in building a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone, as the world’s population rises to an estimated population of nine billion by 2050.

The movie features interviews with papaya farmers in Hawaii in the US, farmers in Uganda, scientists and science communicators, Agric industry players among others, discussing the thorny issues driving the debate around food production methods all over the world.

Reuben Nana Yaw Quainoo of Alliance for Science Ghana, the organisation planning the premiering along with the University of Ghana branch of the International Association of Agric Students (IAAS) says he looks forward to the movie educating and entertaining patrons.

“The movie is a very educative one but it also has hilarious scenes as well. And we will have a panel of experts including representatives from our partners, the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) to respond to any questions the students may have about food production methods,” he added.