Films can raise awareness, but it is not often that they change minds and make converts. Food Evolution may be a rare exception. At the risk of making a sweeping generalization, it is probably true that most self-declared progressives view genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with suspicion and even hostility. "Frankenstein foods" just does not sound very appetizing, and Monsanto, the company most associated with this technology, is widely disparaged on multiple fronts. Food Evolution may not assuage those doubts about the corporation, but it will make you think harder and more clearly about GMOs.
Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the film is structured to allow both sides of the argument to have a say. But the filmmakers have a point of view: science tells us that genetic modification is the best way to feed the planet. Those of us who deride climate-change deniers might want to think about that.