SCIENCE WAGES WAR ON HUNGER

SCIENCE WAGES WAR ON HUNGER

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2068
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Denny Hooten
    2002, color, 50 mins.
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125


    Millions of people in Africa do not have enough food to eat. This video follows Dr. Florence Wambugu as she reveals the immediate needs of the African people to fight crop disease and pests, essential in saving their population from hunger and famine. Dr. Wambugu, a native Kenyan, creates projects to help local farmers take care of themselves, as well as their communities, with the use of biotechnology to boost food production. The video also features interviews with African, European and American scientists who argue for and against the use of biotechnology.


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    "This video could be utilized in science and environmental studies classes. Journalism classes could make use of it to study propaganda techniques in advancing controversial topics and the use of language like 'empowering' formerly starving people." - School Library Journal

    Recommended "This video is recommended for those interested in learning about the politics of biotechnology and its effects on developing nations...it provides a good starting point for further discussion on the subject. The film also brings out the human side of the issue and makes one wonder whether benefits of biotechnology outweigh risks." - Educational Media Reviews Online