NEIFT |  "Food Evolution" - the film  

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Movie starts promptly at 5:30
Student Union Ballroom, next to the
Campus Center Parking Garage
1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003
Parking cost is $1.75 per hour.
Other parking lots are free after 5PM - see map.

Dining Commons Buffet Dinner
following the movie

Hampshire Dining Commons
(in the Southwest Residential Living Area, about a 10 minute walk from the Student Union)
Experience the Award winning UMass Dining Services...
Hampshire Dining offers a wide variety of amazing foods including Pasta, Pizza, Gluten Free, Sushi,
Vegetarian, Latino and Street Food Stations. Find your favorite...but leave room for dessert!


Hampshire Dining Commons

The documentary film, Food Evolution, explores food-related challenges we face globally, the critical role that science will play in addressing them, and the public perceptions and misperceptions involving the science of food.

IFT funded the documentary Food Evolution to inspire discussion and show the critical role science and innovation play in building a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone. This film is intended to contribute to a rational conversation about science, facts, and food.

The world faces the challenge of feeding an estimated population of nine billion people in 2050. Because of the magnitude of this projection and the demand for safe and nutritious food that it brings, this issue needs to be considered from a thoughtful, global perspective. IFT approached several high-quality filmmakers, including Scott Hamilton Kennedy, and ultimately chose to work with Kennedy because he is known for his skill and integrity.

While IFT funded the film, it represents the vision, full creative control, and final cut that Kennedy and his partner on this project, Trace Sheehan, have maintained throughout the project. Food Evolution focuses on the GMO debate because the director found it to be emblematic of the public misunderstanding about the science of food and food sustainability. IFT believes Kennedy’s film is thought provoking and an important contribution to gaining a better understanding of the critical role sound science plays in the global food system


Dinner Vouchers will be distributed at
registration check-in
Please arrive no later than 5:15 for the movie showing.

Movie and Dining

NEIFT Members $20
Student Members $10
Student Members (with Dining Hall Passes) $5
Student Guests $15
Emeritus NEIFTMembers $10
Guests $25