The Nature of Things Farm Inc: Corporate Agriculture, The Hollow Man (Part 1 of 2)

Part One of this two-part special series examines the growth of corporate factory agriculture — an industry that generates severe environmental, social and cultural problems. There is a growing backlash against a form of agriculture that many believe is unsustainable. Farming in North America has become a "cash cow" for a handful of multi-national corporations. Agri-business has taken the principles ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Alien Deep Fires of Creation

Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most renowned ocean explorers, with such amazing finds as the Titanic, the battleship Bismarck and JFK's PT 109 to his name. But this time he is going on a journey like no other. He's going to make an underwater odyssey down the world's tallest mountain! No, it's not Everest at 29,000 ft. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Food or Famine

Is the human population going to outstrip the earth's food supply? Side effects of recent food surpluses include 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 based on sound ecological principles. But ...
  • 1996
  • 01:32:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

What a Waste Food Waste

Health officials estimate North Americans throw out about one-third of our groceries, while millions go hungry in other parts of the world. Scientists are working to turn that wasted food into plastic, animal feed, even fuel.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Marketplace Food waste: What some supermarkets throw out

David Common goes dumpster-diving to reveal how big companies throw good food into dumpsters, part of a $31 billion a year problem in Canada. Some European countries have taken action on supermarket food waste, but Canada doesn't even have a food waste policy. If other countries can do it, why can’t we?
  • 2016
  • 00:22:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

News in Review - October 2003 Forest Fires: Battling the Monster

It was a season of flames in British Columbia and Alberta. Warm weather and a lack of rain combined this summer to create raging fires that forced thousands of residents to flee for their lives, destroyed millions of acres of forest and reduced hundreds of homes to smouldering embers. News in Review looks at how residents coped with what many ...
  • 2003
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2003

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News in Review - September 1994 Forest Fires: Fighting Nature

To what extent should and can we intervene in nature? This story looks at the annual ravages of forest fires and how we attempt to control them.
  • 1994
  • 00:07:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1994

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Earth: A New Wild Forests

Dr M. Sanjayan travels into the Amazon’s “Intangible Zone” with a team of scientists who believe it could be the most bio-diverse place on earth. Despite being virtually “off the map”, there are still people here: Waorani, who are fierce defenders of the forest against outsiders. They help the scientists reveal the forest’s deepest scientific secrets. But seeing how people live ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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Doc Zone Forever Plastic

The plastics industry argues that recycling is the answer. If you had to do a Plastics Recycling Test, would you pass? As the mountains of plastic debris continue to grow, some individuals are doing their part to reduce the waste. Forever Plastic looks at the complex question of what to do with something that doesn't go away when we throw it away.
  • 2009
  • 00:44:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Gardening Confidential

Gardening Confidential takes us on an international exploration of one of the most obsessive hobbies in human history. From robotic lawnmowers to gardens on Mars, from trendy Manhattan rooftops to virtual gardens in cyberspace, this ancient craft has entered the space age and become a multi-billion dollar industry. Meet some of the most single-minded gardeners in the world and discover ...
  • 2008
  • 00:46:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013