In this episode of the SMART Farmer podcast, we hear from an Academy Award nominated director who produced a documentary film that explores the debate about genetically modified organisms – better known as GMOs.
The film is called Food Evolution and Scott Hamilton Kennedy attended the recent Commodity Classic in California to talk about how he came to tell this story, with a goal to promote a more science-based conversation about food, and not to advance any particular agenda.
Kennedy calls Food Evolution, “a fully independent investigation into the topic of GMOs every step of the way, interviewing experts on both sides of the aisle and including all points of view. Some say our film is “pro-GMO” but we would counter we are simply “pro-Science” because currently every major scientific institution and all the data and peer-reviewed science tells us, as a process, it is as safe, if not safer, than any other seed breeding technique available.”
When the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) found out about Food Evolution last year, they were so impressed with the message they contacted Kennedy and licensed the film to help promote it to consumer audiences.
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SMART Farmer Podcast with Scott Hamilton Kennedy