18/5/09 - United Nations University interview with the distinguished Mexican Professor Jose Sarukhan Kermez - Institute of Ecology, National Autonomous University of mexico (UNAM). A specialist in biological diversity, the interview focuses on the importance of biodiversity, climate change, food production, agricultural systems, and recommendations for the future.+ More details
This short film is about the plight of the humble bumblebee which has declined dramatically in numbers and range during the 20th Century, to the extent that half of the 25 British species are now rare and 2 are extinct. Bumblebees are a significant pollinator of wild and agricultural flowering plants. Their continued decline has far reaching consequences on the wider ecology as the reproduction of many plants depends on insect pollination and, in turn, many animals, including humans, depend on the fruit and seeds provided by these plants. The conservation of bumblebees and other insect pollinators needs to be a key priority in order to secure future food production for human societies and, of course, to ensure the survival of the many other species that rely on insect pollinated plants. The good news is that some excellent work is already being done by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust: firstly, in raising awareness and; secondly, in funding and driving conservation projects in the field. Check out their website (www.bumblebeeconservation.org), where you can find out about their work along with more information about bumblebees and what you can do at home to help with their conservation. I produced this film as part of the assessment for my Masters degree in Biological Photography & Imaging. Thanks again to everyone that helped and contributed with this film.+ More details
Set in Boston, Lincolnshire, this short film aims to introduce the viewer to a typical, thriving, market town. Narrated by the friendly local newspaper editor, it focuses on the themes of community and industry, gently and genially exploring the changes brought about by World War 2. Find out more information about this title at britishcouncil.org/film.+ More details
A series of short vignettes depicts how the people working in different industries, from different parts of Britain, from coal mining to shipbuilding, continue to operate full-steam ahead. Designed to showcase the defiant strength and unity of the people supporting the war effort from home. Find out more information about this title at britishcouncil.org/film.+ More details
Visit www.beyondoffgrid.com for more videos and info. Self-production of food is incredibly important to your ability to reduce your dependence on the modern system. Farmer and author Michael Bunker discusses important considerations for planning your garden and animal food production systems.+ More details
Agricultural lands, secondary forests, artificial wetlands, and grasslands… In Japanese, there is a name for the area that encompasses these ecosystems, along with human settlements: satoyama. Satoyama, a bounty of goods and services Satoyama provides a range of benefits that include food, fibre, forest products, non-timber forest products, economic, cultural, spiritual, and aesthetic services. For example, rice, vegetables, maitake and matsutake (Japanese mushrooms), charcoal, firewood, biomass and woodblocks can be derived from satoyama. Such areas are also a source of great animal and plant biodiversity. In fact, satoyama should be considered as a heritage which has been created and maintained in the past, and passed on to the present. Today, we must ensure that satoyama persists for future generations. Read more about Satoyama and UNU IAS research at http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=197&ddlID=131 Read the full OUR WORLD 2.0 article here: http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/2009/01/13/harvest-time-in-satoyama/+ More details
Hurdlebrook Dairy in Somerset is home to a beautiful herd of Guernsey cows who produce some of the most delicious milk imaginable. The milk is sold Raw; cooled, but otherwise untreated. It has a unique texture and flavour, specific to both the cows and their home. The cows are looked after by Dave and Rosie Paul. Milk, cream and yoghurt from the farm are available from markets in London, Oxford, Guilford, Somerset and Hampshire, for more information please visit www.hurdlebrook.co.uk A Yoho Media Film by Mark Whatmore; shot on the Red Epic, edited in Final Cut Pro and Colour Graded in RedcineX-Pro. www.yohomedia.com+ More details
Screened on the 21st of August 2012 this BBC program does a brilliant job of explaining the history of the Hereford cattle we breed here at West Town Farm.+ More details
In this installment of Weekend Update, Russell Means talks of the continual perpetuation of false myths concerning Indians. From the static stereotypes put forth by Hollywood movies, to the ignored histories of abundance and disease-free living never mentioned by supposedly balanced documentaries or historians, Russell Means works to tell the untold stories. He speaks as well to Cortez's darkness, and to the misrepresentation and outright, on-going oblivion of the American populace to the Indian people in this 14 minute video.+ More details
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