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October 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Foy Hall Auditorium

Auburn University’s College of Agriculture will present a free, on-campus screening of the documentary “Food Evolution” as countries around the globe observe World Food Day 2017.

“Food Evolution” is a documentary that takes an in-depth look at the polarizing debate over genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Producers describe the 92-minute film as an effort to examine the issue objectively, separating hype and emotion from the science and data. Narrated by science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Food Evolution” includes interviews with more than 30 individuals on opposing sides of the heated GMO dispute, from food scientists and farmers to environmentalists and chemical company executives.

The film’s ultimate objective, producers say, is to present the viewpoints of those for and against GMOs and to provide scientific data so audience members can make their own informed food decisions.

“Feeding a growing global population in a sustainable, environmentally responsible way is a mission that we in the College of Agriculture take very seriously,” Dean Paul Patterson said. “This documentary looks at all sides of food-related issues and allows us to understand everyone’s concerns.”

World Food Day is observed internationally each Oct. 16 to increase awareness of hunger and the need for food security for all and to achieve the World Food Organization’s goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.

For more information about the College of Agriculture’s observance of World Food Day, contact Josh Woods at or 334-844-5887. For more information about “Food Evolution,” visit