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Future of Food, The

Synopsis
We take our food for granted. Supermarket shelves groan with an incredible variety of produce - of all seasons, and from all over the world. But at the end of 2007 and into 2008, as food riots swept the world, we saw that the international food system is not as stable as it looks. Is this just the beginning of a new era of food - an era when the old certainties are radically overturned? Travelling to America, Latin America, India, Africa and Europe, this series unravels the complicated web of links that binds the world together, bringing food from farm to table, and asks what needs to happen to avert a major global food crisis.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Notes
Broadcast in two parts on BBC2 beginning 17/8/2009
Subjects
Agriculture; Economics; Geography
Keywords
agricultural economics; food production and distribution; international trade

Credits

Contributor
George Alagiah

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00 each part or £331.50 the set
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
2 x 50 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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