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The historic Egyptian Theater in downtown DeKalb will be the place to be tonight as the venue hosts one of the first of several local screenings throughout Illinois of the controversial documentary entitled, “Food Evolution.” The film, which highlights the debate over GMOs in food, has received rave reviews from media outlets such as the New York Times and viewer-rated venues such as Rotten Tomatoes. In the DeKalb audience, and part of a panel that will follow the screening, will be Kevin Folta, an Illinois-native who now heads the horticulture department at the University of Florida.

In a commentary for the online Huffington Post, Folta said the “Food Evolution” documentary provides viewers with both sides of the debate over genetic engineering.

The screening in northern Illinois kicks off a series of more than a dozen screenings of “Food Evolution” that will take place across Illinois in the months ahead.

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