8 M4 - Sustainability of World's Food Supply

Supporting Materials


Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Wars of the future will be fought over water, as they are today over oil, as the source of all life enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling fresh water supply, prompting protests, lawsuits,...


Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root

Inspiring and rich, INGREDIENTS unearths the roots of the local food movement and digs into the stories of the chefs, farmers and activists transforming our broken food system. This upbeat, beautifully photographed film introduces us to the verdant farms and pioneering restaurants where good...


Kuruwitu: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A traditional fishing community on Kenya's coast declares a no-fishing zone along their stretch of coastline in an effort to halt the total destruction of their marine resources, to bolster fish numbers and to create opportunities for marine tourism. A remarkable story of a community coming...


Poisoned Waters

More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways—the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay—are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to...

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TED Talks: Charles Moore: Seas of Plastic

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

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TED Talks: Jackie Savitz: Save the Oceans, Feed the World!

What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what's really going on in our global fisheries right now - it's not good - and...


The End of the Line: Where have all the fish gone?

Humans have long regarded the world's oceans as vast and inexhaustible. Now, we have learned otherwise.

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Charles Clover, THE END OF THE LINE charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of...


The Future of Food

There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers and in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered...


The Great Lakes: Who Owns the Water?

The fair distribution of water has long been a worldwide problem, and it is one that the United States may increasingly experience in the future. The Great Lakes contain 20% of the world’s fresh surface water, but that water is currently available to only a small portion of the U.S population....


The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica's Soul

The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth. Scientists describe it as a 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic toothfish and,...

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