Local county Farm Bureaus teaming up to offer a free screening of the documentary Food Evolution this week. A critically-acclaimed work about G-M-Os is narrated by pop astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The documentary has achieved a rare 100-percent rating from critics on the popular Rotten Tomatoes movie review website. Mercer, Rock Island and Henry County Farm Bureaus are using grant money from the Illinois Farm Bureau to hold this week’s public screening, followed by an audience discussion. Linda Olson manages Illinois Farm Bureau’s outreach to consumers.
Scott Hamilton Kennedy is the director of Food Evolution.
The free screening of Food Evolution begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Putnam Museum located at 1717 West 12th Street in Davenport.
Panelists involved in the discussion after the documentary include:
- Joel Stafstrom, Associate Professor of Biology, Northern Illinois University
- Lia Nightingale, Associate Professor of Nutrition, Palmer College of Chiropractic
- Megan Dwyer, Conventional and non-GMO Farmer in Henry County, Illinois
- Todd Stegmiller, Conventional and Organic Farmer in Rock Island County, Illinois