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The Resource Nature of things, Food or famine?, produced and directed by John Bassett ; presented by David Suzuki, (electronic resource)

Nature of things, Food or famine?, produced and directed by John Bassett ; presented by David Suzuki, (electronic resource)

Label
Nature of things, Food or famine?
Title
Nature of things
Title part
Food or famine?
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by John Bassett ; presented by David Suzuki
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is the human population going to outstrip the earth's food supply? This is the principle question asked in this provocative new study from the Nature of Things series.In the year 2020, there will be between three and four billion more mouths to feed. The past forty years have produced impressive food surpluses, but these have led to environmental problems, such as soil erosion, salinization and chemical pollution. Food or Famine looks at projects in North America, Chile, Indonesia, Africa and India which are participating in a worldwide movement to return to agricultural methods on sound ecological principles. In doing so, however, they must grapple with the challenge that as the world population continues to increase, new crops with higher yields will have to be developed.This film also examines the worldwide imbalance between food consumption and production. Today, twenty percent of the world controls eighty percent of its money and food access. In contrast, 800 million people living in poorer countries face chronic malnutrition. Experts interviewed include Lester Brown of the World Watch Institute; Ismail Serageldin, Chairman, International Agricultural Research; David Pimentel, Cornell University; and Miguel Altieri, University of California
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bassett, John
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Filmakers Library, inc
Runtime
107
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Food crops
  • Water-supply
  • Population
  • Agricultural pests
  • Soil pollution
  • Agricultural pollution
Target audience
adult
Label
Nature of things, Food or famine?, produced and directed by John Bassett ; presented by David Suzuki, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;2383818
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 09, 2014)
Control code
ASP2383818/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (107 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208427
  • (OCoLC)904564037
Video recording format
other
Label
Nature of things, Food or famine?, produced and directed by John Bassett ; presented by David Suzuki, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;2383818
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 09, 2014)
Control code
ASP2383818/envv
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (107 min.)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208427
  • (OCoLC)904564037
Video recording format
other

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