Presented by the Flatirons Food and Film Festival in collaboration with the College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado at Boulder. This event is free, but you TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.
Modified is a first-person documentary that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
Shot over a span of ten years, the film follows the ongoing struggle to label GMOs, exposing the cozy relationship between the biotech industry and governments. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film is a moving account of family legacy, grassroots activism, and the journey for a more sustainable and transparent food system. Modified is the winner of several awards, including the 2019 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media award for best documentary.
A panel discussion will follow the film. It will include Andrew Calabrese, Professor of Media Studies at CMCI, Max Boykoff, Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy at CU-Boulder, and Philip Taylor, Executive Director of the Boulder nonprofit organization Mad Agriculture.