Agriculture

The Trouble with Bread (2013)

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Michael Pollan (author of "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation") told the filmmaker, Maggie Beidelman, that her gluten intolerance could all be in her head. She half agreed with him, because the number of Americans buying into the $10.5 billion "gluten-free" industry is disturbing.

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00:27
The Trouble with Bread

King Corn: You Are What You Eat (2006)

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Engrossing and eye-opening, KING CORN is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast-food nation. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America.

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High
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01:30
King Corn: You Are What You Eat

Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root (2009)

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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 food is produced and served.

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01:07
Ingredients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root

Vegucated (2010)

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Three People. Six Weeks. One Challenge.

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01:17
Vegucated

The Future of Food (2004)

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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 foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

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01:30
The Future of Food

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

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Readers explore different aspects of Ancient Egypt's economy, including the importance of the sea to this civilization's economy and about how papermaking was an art essential to Egypt's culture. Students will gain an understanding of how the culture used money and which trades flourished during this period of history.

The Ancient Egyptian Economy

What's on Your Plate? (2009)

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What's On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multiracial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain.

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Primary
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01:16
What's on Your Plate?

Agricultural and Urban Revolutions (2004)

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What do historians know about the earliest farmers and herders, and the evolution of cities? Newly emerging evidence about the "cradles of civilization" is examined in light of the social, technological, and cultural complexity of recently discovered settlements and cities.

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00:28
Agricultural and Urban Revolutions

Regions and Economies (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on the United States: Oregon: A Fight for Water

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00:29
Regions and Economies

The Mainland (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on mainland Southeast Asia: Laos: Isolated Heart 

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High
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00:28
The Mainland