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A looming crisis [videorecording] / A Blakeway Television Production for the BBC with Films Media Group, Films for the Humanities & Sciences; directed and produced by Gareth Williams
Alternate Title Future of food: a looming crisis [videorecording]
Hamilton, N.J. : Films for the Humanites & Sciences, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HD9000.5 F87 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Food supply
Food security
Food conservation
Food industry and trade
Agriculture -- Economic aspects
Agriculture -- Environmental aspects
Agriculture and politics
Agriculture and state
Sustainable agriculture
Agricultural biotechnology
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects
Genetically modified foods
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note Originally produced in 2009
Credits Executive producer, Sarah Murch ; series producer, Gareth Williams ; produced and directed by, Fran Baker, Robin Barnwell
Note LIBRARY'S COPY INCLUDES NON-COMMERCIAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS
Note - System Details Closed captioned
Summary According to Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University (London), 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
Series Future of food
Alternate Author Baker, Fran
Barnwell, Robin
British Broadcasting Corporation
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
IFC Films

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