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The film discusses the benefits that GM provides and the dangers associated with it.The world which is witnessing spiraling food prices has again shifted its focus to the problem of food security. With the world population likely to reach 9 billion in a few decades, the responsibility to feed every mouth is even a greater one.The film discusses if GM is an answer to the problem of food security and the evidence on the success or failure of GM to date. On the one hand GM is definitely seen as a boon that will enable to increase production of food grains and on the other hand as the movie suggest lurks a threat to the environment.The BBC documentary ends with the question if the food being genetically modified can save the world from famines or would it just turn out to be a severe environmental catastrophe as suggested by Prince Charles.
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This related video replaces the original until this can be resolved. Dispatches exposes the myths and misconceptions that surround a condition said to affect 10 percent of the population. The Dyslexia Myth argues that the common understanding of dyslexia is not only false but makes it more difficult to provide the reading help that hundreds of thousands of children desperately need.Based on years of intensive academic research on both sides of the Atlantic, Offices challenges the existence of dyslexia as a separate disorder, but in doing so, highlights the magnitude and pain of true reading disability.The program examines the chasm between the practice of testing and education and shows that, after hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in teaching reading, the number of children facing serious problems has hardly changed.
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Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in suburbia. He has promised a sense of space, accessibility, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the last 50 years, so too has the suburban way of life embedded in the American consciousness.Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American dream. But as we move into the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the American way of life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply. World oil peak and the inevitable decline of fossil fuels are upon us now some scientists and politicians argue in this documentary.The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous. What does the oil production ceiling to America? As energy prices skyrocket in the coming years, how the populations of suburbia react to the collapse of their dream? Are today’s suburbs destined to become the slums of tomorrow? What can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia?
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Only a man with a brain the size of Stephen Hawking seriously the challenge of answering the question: How did the universe begin? in less than 30 minutes, while intended for the general population.Conference Hawking is a master class in the conciseness and clarity of thought. It rotates through the history of thought on the subject, beginning with a view of biblical principles that the world was created by God around 6,000 years ago. And it was not the only theory dreamed cockamanie the following millennia. Until the 20th century, the dominant thinking considers the universe as eternal, static extension that has no beginning or end, and where, as Hawking is, “nothing exciting ever happened.”Hawking himself, of course, has been instrumental in overturning many of the proposals on the false origin and development of the universe, refute (in his doctoral thesis, for the love of God), the “rebound” theory, which proposes that the universe expanded and contracted in time infinitely.And his work with Gary Gibbons in the 1970′s and early 1980 ran a viable mechanism that explains why the universe is “lumpy” of galaxies, instead of uniformly distributed matter through. “It was a problem I thought I would answer,” says Hawking. An authority to talk about what they know to the general public?