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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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Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It

What do we all have in common? no matter what corner of the world you live in you need several necessities, food, water, shelter and money. Half of all transactions involve money in exchange for goods or services, stocks, bonds, a loaf of bread or even illicit drugs. It doesn’t matter what the commodity, you’ve got to pay for it or at least someone does.

We spend much of our lives chasing money in order to make a living and accomplish our dreams but it’s also an instrument of destruction, some might say evil, driving criminals to lie, steal and even murder. Money is a catalyst for the worse and the greatest of human endeavours.

Before we created civilisation, we created currency, it was the fuel for our wars, the path to our power, champion and enemy to our innovation. This is the story of money and perhaps the end of money as we know it, the birth of digital currency.

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Order and Disorder

A two part documentary series released by the BBC back in 2012, we see Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the important concepts of energy and information.

Episode 1: Energy 

How was it that Humans acquired the power to transform the planet as we did? Looking at the Earth at night from space reveals just how successful we have been in harnessing and manipulating energy and how important it is to our very existence. Energy is vital to us all, we use it to build the structures that surround and protect us, we use it to power our transport and light our homes but even more crucially, energy is essential to life itself, without the energy we get from food we eat, we die. But what exactly is energy and what makes it so useful to us?

Episode 2: Information

We are surrounded by order, over the last 300 years we have developed amazing new ways to take advantage and harness energy and we have used this ability to transform our environment, this however is simply one type of visible order that we have created on planet Earth, there is another type of invisible order. Something that we are only now truly understanding the complexity of but one that nature has been harnessing for billions years, something we call information.

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The Truth About Sugar

Fiona Phillips, a journalist best known for her role in presenting the popular British morning show, GMTV, is embarking on a mission to seek out the truth behind our newly found enemy, sugar. She discovers why some of us happen to have more of a craving towards sugar than others and which types of sugar are better for us, considering the amount that goes into foods we would consider to be savoury.

Fiona also sets about helping four individuals who’s sugar addiction could be putting their health at risk, coming up with low-sugar recipes that are just as enjoyable.


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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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