Jun 20 2017

Food Evolution Movie Challenges Public Fear Of GMOs

Boys walking from burning bananas. A scene from Food Evolution directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Black Valley Films.

In a hypothetical world devoid of emotions, morality or loyalty, credible information would easily sway people from fact-scarce beliefs. In the real world, the information deficit model, which dictates that people disagree with scientific consensus simply because they lack facts, doesn’t hold up. It’s no different when it comes to public distrust of genetic engineering (GE, better known as GMO)—people rely on their guts, emotions, and often inaccurate information from profiteers and ideologues to form their

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