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  1. World Food Programme Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://www1.wfp.org
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Food, Geography, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    The World Food Programme is one of the leading humanitarian organisations, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition. Free short videos are available via their website and these are organised into four categories: Video Stories, Corporate, Public Service Announcement and Video News Releases. There is also a wide range of educational and research material (e.g. factsheets, case studies, discussion papers, etc) on Climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Nutrition and Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems. Users can search all the resources by Publication or Video type, Topic, Country and Year.

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  2. Why Poverty? Streaming

    Link
    https://thewhy.dk/whypoverty/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Economics, Education, Food, Geography, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Web Links

    A collection of eight documentaries and 34 short films, all accessible for free via the Why Poverty website. The films address eight difficult questions: How do you change the world; How much inequality is too much; What does an education get you; Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor; How do you feed the world; Are women better at getting out of poverty than men; Do we know what poverty is; How much profit is fair. Why Poverty is an initiative of The Why Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that produces and distributes factual public media projects to promote independent information on key global issues. Other documentary series produced so far include: Why Democracy and Why Women.

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  3. Countryside Classroom Streaming

    Link
    https://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Education, Environmental Studies, Food
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Courses, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    The aim of this organisation is to promote the best educational resources in food, farming and environment in the UK. The website contains a wide range of content gathered from a significant variety of contributors. Resources can be searched by Key stage/Age, Curriculum Subject, Theme, Type and Format. The Multimedia option offers a selection of videos and short films on subjects including how the agricultural industry works, careers in horticulture, the use of medicines in livestock production, the importance of plant breeding and the process of bread production in the UK.

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  4. Gastropod Streaming

    Link
    https://gastropod.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Food, General Science, History, Nature
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Gastropod looks at food from the perspective of science and history. The podcast is nicely designed and is produced and presented by Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, who are both journalists with an academic background in the sciences. Witty and stimulating in equal measure and with an archive going back to 2014, there are two episodes a month, each one a mixture of short items and longer in-depth reports. Episodes have covered caffeine, fungi, alcohol consumption, the calorie as a unit of energy and snails. Each podcast comes with notes, and is often accompanied by stills and short videos. The podcasts are available on Soundcloud, iTunes and as RSS feeds.

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  5. Future of Food Streaming

    Link
    http://www.futureoffood.ox.ac.uk/video-audio
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics, Food, Politics and Government
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Video and audio resources from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, which connects research on the food system being done at Oxford University and supports interdisciplinary research on the challenges of feeding the global population sustainably and equitably. Video content includes debates, lectures and seminars.

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  6. British Nutrition Foundation Video Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/BritishNutrition
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Food
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    These video podcasts focus on different aspects of food and nutrition. Each episode is hosted by a nutrition scientist presenting current information on healthy eating and nutrition. More resources for use in education are available at the Food: A Fact of Life site.

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  7. New Books Network Streaming

    Link
    https://newbooksnetwork.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Current Affairs, Dance, Drama, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Food, French Studies, Genetics, Geography, German Studies, History, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physics, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian Studies, Social Studies, Sports Science, Technology, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    This is a useful place to visit to keep track of recently published books in academia and scholarly research. The site consists of a series of podcasts/interviews in which authors and academics discuss their new publications.

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  8. Ocean Explorer Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/oceanexplorergov
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Food, Geography
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This YouTube site is a freely available educational resource created by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospnheric Administration. It provides a platform for users to follow undersea explorations, observe marine flora and fauna and learn about exploration technologies. A number of links take users to further learning resources on the Ocean Explorer site, as well as channels focussing on different aspects relating to oceanography, including ecology, fishing, sustainability and climatology.

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  9. Podcast Thing Streaming

    Link
    http://podcastthing.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, Art, Business Studies, Current Affairs, Design, Economics, Food, General Science, History, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Social Studies, Technology, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A portal which helps people to ‘find great podcasts’. Curated by Max Temkin and Veronica Corzo-Duchardt, the site presents a selection of mainly American podcasts, arranged under a number of topics, including Tech, Science & Education, Politics & Econ and Storytelling. An Interview page features transcripts of question and answer sessions with podcasters, writers, designers and other culturally-aware, creative people, who talk about their favourite podcasts, and why (and how) they like listening to them. The site works well because its focus is fairly narrow: the emphasis is on curation, and presenting a carefully selected range of interesting podcasts, rather than a comprehensive but overwhelming list of resources.

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  10. Foodskey - The Science Behind What You Eat and Drink Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/foodskey
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Food, General Science
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Nicely designed site produced by the University of Nottingham, featuring a series of short films made by video journalist Brady Haran about the science of food and drink. Most of the videos feature researchers from The University of Nottinghm, especially the university’s Division of Food Sciences. The site covers topics such as extending the shelf life of foods, the molecular structure of ice cream, the importance of folic acid and Edible Water. Accessible and interesting.

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