Testimonials – Food Evolution

David Zilberman

Professor and Robinson Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

FOOD EVOLUTION is a rare, informative film about a complex technical topic that touches you emotionally. I find the content accurate and insightful. It emphasizes that the technology was developed by people who cared about humanity and aimed to solve real problems- highlighting unsung heroes like Dennis Gonsalves. It is respectful of GMO critics, but is powerful in countering their arguments and showing the destructive power of misinformation. I recommend it very highly and will use it in my classes for years to come.

Rachel Laudan Ph.D.

Author of Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History

Deftly juxtaposing interviews with farmers, scientists, and activists who have widely divergent perspectives about the wisdom of proceeding with GMO crops, Food Evolution never hectors, never lectures. Instead it grants to viewers the right to make up their own minds. The early showings suggest that how much they appreciate the skillful, responsible filmmaking that allows them to make informed decisions about the overly-politicized issue of GMOs.

Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Ph.D.

Professor of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

I think you are starting a much needed philosophical debate that I hope will make all of our decisions about food (and maybe, everything else) better in the future.

Dr. Bob Goldberg

Distinguished Professor, UCLA & Member, National Academy of Sciences

There’s a lot of ‘buzz’ in the plant scientific community about your film FOOD EVOLUTION — deservedly so — and I want to thank you again for taking on a very difficult and emotionally charged topic and setting the record straight in a brilliant way.

Gene Kahn

Founder of Cascadian Farm, USDA National Organic Standard’s Board 1992-1997, Marketing advisor to IRRI Golden Rice Project 2010-2012

Thank you to FOOD EVOLUTION for redefining and elevating this important discussion. While corporate greed is blamed for the development of biotechnology, the movie correctly observes that profit-making in food and agriculture occurs on both sides of the ideological divide."

As an organic farmer for more than 30 years, I believe that Biotechnology is one, just one, of the tools that we have available to save lives and improve the environmental performance of agriculture.