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Threats to World's Wheat Crop [electronic resource]: Kenyan Scientists Respond

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Scientists in Kenya's Rift Valley are taking part in a complicated and protracted global fight against Ug99, a fungal disease, also known as wheat rust, that could destroy 80 percent of all known wheat varieties. NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports as part of the Under-Told Stories Project. Origina?
Release Date
2011
Run Time
6 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Kenyan Scientists Respond
Contents
  • What if the World's Wheat Crop Failed? (1:07)
  • Spray Fungicides (1:14)
  • The Search for Resistant Wheat Strains (1:04)
  • Gene Modification (0:51)
  • Race Against the Spread of the Fungus (1:21)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: December 28, 2011.
Publisher no.
53398 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (6 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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