Thursday, June 22, 2017 by Robert Jonathan
A film called Food Evolution that premieres in theaters across America on June 23 purports to be an objective and even-handed investigation into the genetically engineered or modified food controversy.
As they say, however, follow the money.
Having already made the rounds of various film festivals, the documentary — narrated by astrophysicist, TV presenter, and climate change champion Neil deGrasse Tyson — actually seems to be a corporate propaganda venture for elements of Big GMO, Big Food, and Big Pharma.
The film, which Natural News founder Mike Adams renamed FoodEVILution is partially funded by a biotech industry trade group called the Institute for Food Technologists (IFT), which, in turn, receives some of its funding from large food corporations. (RELATED: Read more about sneaky corporate GMO advocacy at FoodEvolution.news.)
In other words, Food Evolution is most likely a junk science junket.
Stacy Malkan, writing for the U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) website, suggests that the bias in the movie is not exactly subtle:
The film’s credibility suffers from their choice to embrace only the science and scientists who side with the chemical industry players who profit from GMOs and the chemicals used on them, while ignoring science and data that doesn’t fit that agenda.
Perhaps the strongest indictment of the film is that it claims that the toxic weedkiller glyphosate, manufactured by Monsanto and tolerated by GMO crops, is safe.
As Mike Adams has separately insisted, glyphosate and GMOs are a package deal promoted by the fake stream media, bribe-taking science shills, and Monsanto-funded trolls seeking to discredit clean food activists, collectively known as the Monsanto mafia. Over the next five years, the projection for glyphosate’s global market is said to total $10 billion.
Instead of an objective look at the evidence, Food Evolution gives viewers the full Monsanto science treatment: any science that raises concerns about the possible health risks of agrichemical products should be ignored, while studies that put those products in a favorable light is the only science worth discussing.
To make the whole presentation more dubious, the film seems to contain the seal of approval of an organization with the lofty moniker American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), but there is more here than meets the eye, as Malkan explains.
In a scene that is supposed to convey scientific credibility, Food Evolution flashes the logo of the American Council on Science and Health at the very moment Neil deGrasse Tyson says there is a global consensus on the safety of GMOs. It’s a fitting slip. ASCH is a corporate front group closely aligned with Monsanto.
ASCH’s donors have included Monsanto and Dow Chemical.
ASCH’s executive director and acting president has an interesting resume which reportedly includes four years behind bars for Medicaid fraud and a nine-year revocation of his medical license for personal misconduct. A former official of the organization dubbed its founder the “Junk Food Queen” for her advocacy on behalf “of companies who make products with low (or no) nutritional value,” TruthWiki claimed.
According to the Food First website, 45 scholars and researchers who screened the film at the University of California, Berkeley, have signed a letter calling out Food Evolution as “a piece of propaganda.”