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Modified: A Free Film Screening about GMOs

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Eaton Humanities Building, Classroom 150

1610 Pleasant Street

Boulder, CO 80302

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Co-Presented by the College of Media, Communication and Information, University of Colorado at Boulder

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. The film is anchored in the intimate story of the filmmaker's relationship to her mom, a prolific gardener, seed saver, and food activist. Interweaving the personal and the political, the film uses family archives, animations, and mouth-watering vignettes from the filmmaker's award-winning PBS cooking show to create a moving account of family legacy, grassroots activism, and the journey for a more sustainable and transparent food system.

Modified is the winner of 14 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.

Note: WHILE THIS IS A FREE EVENT, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Tickets are also available at the door.

Sponsors: Department of Media Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies Program

PARKING: Paid parking is available on University Avenue near Macky Auditorium and the Euclid parking garage.

Walking directions from University Avenue: At the intersection of University Avenue and Macky Avenue, turn onto Macky Avenue towards the campus. The Eaton Humanities Building is at the end of Macky Avenue where it intersects with Pleasant Street.

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