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When Food Kills

Its every parents worst nightmare. One moment their child is perfectly healthy. The next, theyve stopped breathing and are turning blue. For many children, the merest hint of nut is all it takes to send them into anaphylactic shock. Food allergies are on the increase and the number of children affected has more than doubled in the past ten years. Yet simple precautions could significantly cut the death rate. This documentary is a wake up call to the rising danger of food allergies.

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Genetically Modified Food – Panacea or Poison

The fact is, there has never been a single study on the human safety of these products. Any implication to the contrary is a pure fabrication. Make the corporate apologists produce a single study, and they can not. The important point is this.

Among scientists, the scientific community is deeply divided as to whether these foods are safe or not, so the burden of proof is on industry. And so far, the corporations have failed to demonstrate the safety of these foods on humans through a single study. In the last thirty years global demand for food has doubled. In a race to feed the planet, scientists have discovered how to manipulate DNA, the blueprint of life, and produce what they claim are stronger, more disease-resistant crops. However, fears that Genetically Modified Food may not be safe for humans or the environment has sparked violent protest. Are we participating in a dangerous global nutritional experiment? This informative film helps the viewer decide if the production of genetically modified food is a panacea for world hunger or a global poison.

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Waste = Food

As part of THE GREEN, Sundance Channel presents a series of documentary films focusing on timely and pressing environmental issues of the day.

Every day natural resources are being rapidly depleted, while production and consumption rise in nations like China and India. In response to this crisis, a new philosophy promoting a non-toxic or recyclable destiny for all man-made products has triggered a new industrial revolution among designers and manufacturers. Rob van Hattum’s award-winning documentary explores how companies such as Nike, Herman Miller and Ford are experimenting with completely clean and sustainable production methods and products following the concept that “waste=food.”

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Survival – Without food in the cold

This is a self-documentary from a Swedish guy about surviving in the freezing wilderness. It’s quite interesting to see and learn though for most people it is of no use for all that knowledge. The narration is not in English but there are subtitles below.

In this episode he also explain the gear that he brought along with him, most of it do not seem tactical, two of which includes a condom and a tampon. Well, the explanation given from him is that tampon when fluffed up is a good fire starter and condom is good to store water and keep things dry.

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Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home

Now days we think of the Tudor home as an icon of Britishness, timber framed, possibly thatched, a cottage, but these quaint relics of the past, belie the revolution in technology that changed them and us. It was an age of great change and discovery, one place this change was most evident was in the home, domestic life became transformed and with this transformation came risk, from the new techniques used to warm rooms to the exotic foods that filled the table and the radical new remedies introduced to the medicine cabinet. With the help of modern science and historic reference this BBC film sets about investigating just how dangerous life was for a Tudor.

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ANTS: Nature’s Secret Power

Every ant hill is a secret society, one of millions spread across the globe, for millions of years ant have been transmitting clandestine messages and following invisible trails. Only now are we truly coming to understand them, to crack their secret codes. Bert Holldobler studies miniature cities of ants in his laboratory and he has dedicated his life to uncovering the secret world of these aliens. It is certainly true that up close ants do look alien, they can support 100 times their own weight, stand upside down on glass, consume vast amounts of food and run huge distances. Each ant is a strange and alien force but when they cooperate they become a world superpower.

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Money and Life

We are currently living in a society where money has become the main objective for everything we can think of. The average person focuses more on bringing home a pay check than living life itself, doing things in which they hate, things that drain them in order to sustain an income. Life would obviously be terribly difficult without a source of income as bills will always haunt us and food needs to be bought, but why is this so? and why do we have to become so consumed with the concept of earning money that it can ruin our relationships with one another?

This documentary takes a look at what is overlooked when teaching society about money and offers a new paradigm demonstrating how truly linked we all are to one another.

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Poor Kids of America

In the United States child poverty has reached record levels, with over 16 million children now affected nationwide. One in twelve americans are now jobless and many children are growing up with little hope of long term employment. With middle class families loosing their homes sometimes with very short notice, more and more pressure is being piled onto charitable causes such as food banks and shelters.

In this documentary BBC ask three children to express their views on what life in modern America is really all about these days.

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The Peoples Kitchen

The Peoples Kitchen is a project that happens each and every week in Dalston, London a group of volunteers meet and go around the area collecting food that would otherwise be thrown away as waste from local shops, markets and gardens, this food in its own right is perfectly good to eat. This food is then brought together in a kitchen where it is cooked and served to around fifty to a hundred people each week, resulting in thousands being fed each year from food that would normally be thrown away.

This film follows a few key characters from the Peoples Kitchen project in an attempt to understand how the organisation functions and why. Questions such as, is this project sustainable? and is it a viable alternative to the already established U.K system? are asked throughout.

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