PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Miner Institute is pleased to be collaborating with Clinton Community College to offer a screening of the film, Food Evolution, on Oct. 30 at 6 pm in the theater of the Stafford Center for the Arts, Science & Technology building at Clinton Community College. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.
The film – from Academy Award nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson – is an investigation into the use of genetic engineering in food production and includes interviews with experts on both sides of the aisle. Hamilton Kennedy and writer Trace Sheehan refer to the film not as “pro-GMO” but “pro-science.”
Astrophysicist and well-known science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates the film and says “…the film explores all the ways science has been used and abused in public discourse surrounding the genetic engineering of food. In a world of misinformation and disinformation, nothing can be more timely.”
Miner Institute works to engage the farm and non-farm community alike on issues that cross-cut agriculture and society: food safety and security, environmental impacts of farming, animal well-being, and sustainability of our food production systems — regionally and globally.
About Miner Institute
The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is the present-day manifestation of the philosophy and principles once embodied by William Miner on Heart’s Delight Farm. Since its creation in 1951, the principal function has been, and continues to be, the economic improvement of agricultural operations through research, education, and demonstration. Miner Institute conducts integrated, cutting-edge education, research, and demonstration programs that optimize the biological and economic relationships among forage-crop production, dairy and equine management, and environmental stewardship. For more information about Miner Institute visit whminer.org.
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