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Future Food

Future Food

6 Episodes

With 9 billion people on planet Earth in the year 2050, this 6-part series examines how we will feed ourselves in the 21st century. Tonight there will be 219,000 new mouths to feed at the world's dinner table -- that's 80 million more people over the next year. In the year 2050, there will be 9 billion people on planet Earth. How do we feed them fairly, safely and well, and make sure that every mouth is fed? FUTURE FOOD is a highly topical new documentary series that asks how we are going to feed ourselves in the 21st Century, and looks for answers in Peru, Kenya, USA, India, Nigeria and China.

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Future Food
  • Old or New?

    Episode 1

    Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    The very future of food -- and farming -- is being re-imagined in a city where nobody dined out 20 years ago, where there is no national tradition of gastronomy, and where there is considerable malnutrition. But in the capital of Peru, a city not so long ago wrack...

  • Food or Fuel?

    Episode 2

    Directed by Christine Kinyanjui • Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    While Africa is short of food, the world is running short of fuel. Until now the fuels that power prosperity have been mostly coal, oil and gas. But these fossil fuels can pollute, and are running short, whereas new technology mea...

  • Big or Small?

    Episode 3

    Directed by Alex Gabbay • Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    In the USA alone there are approximately 5 million fewer farmers today than there were in the 1930s. Economies of scale suggests that bigger is better when it comes to feeding a hungry planet. But bigger often requires mechanization and c...

  • Fat or Skinny?

    Episode 4

    Directed by Arjun Pandey • Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    Everyday, as India awakes, 1.2 billion people need to be fed. By 2050 it could be 1.7 billion. Half a billion small scale farmers supply most of India's food. Traditionally, Indians have eaten the healthy cuisine of India's 29 states, bu...

  • Near or Far?

    Episode 5

    Directed by Remi Vaughan Richards • Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    The proponents of globalization suggest we buy our food from the cheapest sources, no matter where in the world that might be. Now that food prices are rising again, countries rich and poor have begun to reconsider the price of ...

  • Stay or Go?

    Episode 6

    Documentary • 2013 • 29 minutes

    In many remote areas of China young people have little choice but to stay on the land, and yet they may face a destitute future, with millions of farmworkers in China earning less than two dollars a day. Although there are some exceptions, farming is not generally...