"With a soft tone, respectful to opponents but insistent on the data, “Food Evolution” posits an inconvenient truth for organic boosters to swallow: In a world desperate for safe, sustainable food, G.M.O.s may well be a force for good."
"Calm, careful, potentially revolutionary, "Food Evolution" is an iconoclastic documentary on a hot-button topic. Persuasive rather than polemical, it's the unusual issue film that deals in counterintuitive reason rather than barely controlled hysteria. This documentary may not change your mind, but it will make you consider what caused you to decide in the first place."
"The film draws strongly on viewers' emotions but it doesn't skimp on science. Marrying incisive explanations of the scientific nitty-gritty of agriculture and plant breeding with compelling discussion of why people seem wired to trust gut feelings over facts, Food Evolution adds crucial psychological, social, and moral context, without which discourse on the subject often devolves to fruitless blows.”
"What Scott Hamilton Kennedy captures in his scrupulous, optimistic documentary Food Evolution is the new reality for American scientists: the challenge of reaching a public bombarded by conspiracy theories and fearmongering.”
"Food Evolution conveys the scientific message with imagery, humanity and compassion that scientists never could alone...Watch for yourself and determine who is lying to you. Is it the politicians, celebrities and scare mongers, or the public and corporate scientists that dedicated their lives to developing technology to solve problems? This film answers that question in remarkable clarity.”
"'FOOD EVOLUTION aims to take a look at the science underlying the heated rhetoric of the GMO debate, (and) realizes that the GMO debate isn’t just about the science. It’s about financial interests, fear, and fake news.' ”
Renowned scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who narrates Food Evolution, said after the screening, “Science is true, whether or not you believe in it.” He went on to say, “If people knew how to understand and process data, and think about it, we wouldn’t even need this film.”