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Iowa Corn and Hawkeye Community College to Screen Food Evolution

Farm & Ranch Life | IA

Posted on: Jan 11th 2019

Source: Iowa Corn

Iowa Corn along with Black Hawk and Grundy County Corn Growers Association, Grundy County Farm Bureau and the Global Agriculture Learning Center will be hosting a screening ofFood Evolution. This screening is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Food EvolutionScreening and Discussion Panel

Food Evolutionis a documentary based around the controversy of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and food. There are many preconceived ideas about GMOs through misinformation and confusion.Food Evolutiontravels from the banana fields in Uganda to cornfields right here in Iowa to explore the differing views.  Alongside scientists and farmers,Food Evolutionpresents facts and sets aside the hype and chaos of the heated debate to allow for the audience to draw a conclusion of their own.  After the screening, there will be a panel discussion including Dr. Ruth McDonald, Deputy Julie Kenny and local growers. Dr. Ruth McDonald is Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. In conjunction, she is the Assistant Dean for the graduate programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Julie Kenney is the Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. She is responsible for the operations of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, specifically policy, budget and personnel.

WHEN: Thursday,January 17, 2019

The event begins at 6PM with refreshments. The screening starts at 6:30PM and the panel to follow.

WHERE:Hawkeye Community College at Tama Hall – 1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo, IA

For more information:

Brandi Snyder, Public Relations Manager,

    Farm2Ranch406 Stevens Street, Iowa Falls, IA 50126 • Tel: (800) 442-3276 • Email: