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The Future of Food [electronic resource]: A Looming Crisis

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
According to Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at London's City University, future wars may be fought specifically over agricultural resources. Given the present volatility of food prices and the riots they provoked in 2008, his theory seems to be on the mark. This program assesses the potential for a global food crisis as it guides viewers through issues involving climate change, oil consumption, biofuel development, fish stock depletion, and other topics. A Rift Valley herder discusses drought in Africa; a Cuban scholar details the impact of the Soviet collapse on food transportation in his country; an Indian farmer reports being pressured into planting jatropha instead of food crops; and Senegalese fishermen lament the intrusion of Western corporate interests. A Blakeway Television Production for the BBC.
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52 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 02, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Looming Crisis
The Future of Food
Future of food
  • Future of Food (2:38)
  • Impending Food Crisis (1:19)
  • Causes of a Food Shortage? (1:54)
  • Hunger Caused by Global Warming (2:46)
  • Drought in Rift Valley, Kenya (3:41)
  • Food Crisis in Leckford, England (3:16)
  • How is Oil Linked to Food? (2:25)
  • Unconventional Farming in Havana, Cuba (4:49)
  • Bio Fuel and Food Shortage in India (4:30)
  • Bio Fuel Production in Norfolk, England (2:34)
  • Endangered Water Resources and Food Shortage (4:42)
  • Impact of Global Food Market (1:48)
  • Endangered Fish Supply (3:11)
  • Fishing Industry in Dakar, Senegal (5:39)
  • Animal Products (1:56)
  • Inevitable Food Crisis (4:01)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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  • 41990s Films Media Group
  • 41991 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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