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momondo – The DNA Journey

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. I
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Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) - Myths and Truths

The information is based on the new report "GMO Myths and Truths" by EarthOpenSource.org. You can find more information here: http://earthopensource.org/inde...
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This is produced by Earth Open Source organization as a political add for a California initiative. It gives the opposite view of the BASFA video.

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Alex Smiga's curator insight, February 13, 12:06 PM

The other side of the GMO issue

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One Hungry Planet

Farmers have the biggest job on earth. The population is increasing — yet farmland isn't — so farmers have taken on the responsibility of producing high-qual...
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Animal Care--Taking the Mystery Out of Pork Production at Smithfield Foods

Animal care is central to the success of both Smithfield Foods and our hog production subsidiary Murphy-Brown. Without healthy pigs, we can't produce high qu...
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Raising pigs from the mass production point of view.

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The Worlds Largest Lesson

This is "The Worlds Largest Lesson" by World's Largest Lesson on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Video to introduce the new Sustainability Development Goals

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BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience - YouTube

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced...
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little known story of 9/11

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Where The Hell Is Matt?

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Dancing 2012» Dancing 2012» Dancing 2008 » Dancing 2006 » More Videos »
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Love these videos to show how different the would cultures are and how they are not - everyone loves to dance - even if they are not always good at it.

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The Trouble with Chicken – FRONTLINE

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FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat—particularly poultry—and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat.
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Great for the Ag unit and a discussion starter.

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10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years - YouTube

10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years - The future is uncertain, some countries may not survive another two decades. Join us on our speculative...
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Interesting look at states that have the potential to break up or gain more sovern 

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▶ The Most Complex International Borders in the World - Part 2 - YouTube

In this video I look at some of the most complex international border. Of course, there are more complex borders in the world, but this video looks at some o...
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Political Unit: Armenia/Azerbaijan (Stalin's Divide and Conquer)

Germany/Belgium and Germany/Swiss,

Disputed borders: China, India, Pakistan

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▶ Incredible Video Shows All Roads, Air, and Shipping Routes on the Entire Planet - YouTube

A week of ship traffic on the seven seas, seen from space. Get a glimpse of the vibrant lanes of goods transport that link the continents. The vessel movemen...
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Economic Unit. Trade by roads, air, shipping in 3 minutes from the Industrial Revolution to Globalization.

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40 years of human activities you can see from space

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal.

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Fe'iloakitau Kaho Tevi's curator insight, June 18, 2015 5:57 PM

Amazing to see  progress and its consequences on earth...our resources and the insatiable hunger for natural resources.....when is enough, enough?

Ambre Cooper's curator insight, June 25, 2015 4:04 PM

This is a cool little video. It even shows the level of Aral Sea we read about.

Hamdou Wane's curator insight, June 29, 2015 7:55 AM

Satellites have been watching us for 40 years. Here's what their images reveal

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Why Are Some Countries Rich, And Others Poor?

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Here are the 3 main reasons why some of the 194 countries on Earth are rich, and some are poor.
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Development unit. Possiblism

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PBS Food: Potatoes

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"Follow America's favorite vegetable from field to factory — to see how potatoes grow and how they're turned into chips."


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carrie's curator insight, March 18, 5:34 PM

This 5 minute video is a good introduction to the potato, it's hearth, diffusion, population impacts, nutritional profile and industrial production.  The geography of food goes far beyond the kitchen and there are more episodes in the "How Does it Grow?" series to show that.

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, industry, video, agriculture.

Jessica Ruddy's curator insight, March 21, 10:57 AM

This 5 minute video is a good introduction to the potato, it's hearth, diffusion, population impacts, nutritional profile and industrial production.  The geography of food goes far beyond the kitchen and there are more episodes in the "How Does it Grow?" series to show that.

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, industry, video, agriculture.

Jodi Esaili's curator insight, March 22, 9:41 AM

This 5 minute video is a good introduction to the potato, it's hearth, diffusion, population impacts, nutritional profile and industrial production.  The geography of food goes far beyond the kitchen and there are more episodes in the "How Does it Grow?" series to show that.

 

Tags: food, economic, food production, agribusiness, industry, video, agriculture.

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Growing Today For Tomorrow

Farmers have the biggest job on earth. The population is increasing — yet farmland isn't — so farmers have taken on the responsibility of producing high-qual...
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Although this video is produces by BASFA, an agricultural chemical company, it does have some interesting facts on farming and its growth.

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Alex Smiga's curator insight, February 13, 12:05 PM

One perspective on the GMO issue

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Considering the True Costs of Raising Pigs

Kendra Kimbirauskas grew up on a dairy farm, and later became a food activist, legislative aide, and small diversified farmer who believes strongly in the hu...
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The cost of raising pigs from a small scale more environmental approach.

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Empire, Republic, Democracy: A History of Turkey

"The curriculum 'Empire, Republic, Democracy: A History of Turkey' traces the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the birth of the Turkish Republic, and contemporary issues in Turkey. Learn more at www.choices.edu/turkey "


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 9, 2015 4:49 PM

This video is a great introduction to the Choices Program's new unit on Turkey...a country that is truly a bridge between the Middle East and Europe, without being fully in either.   This unique global position makes Turkey a very important country to understand both culturally and politically.


Tags: politicalculture, Turkeyhistorical.

Matthew Richmond's curator insight, November 23, 2015 2:24 PM

Turkey has always been a country that I find interesting. So many amazing architectural structures and landscapes. I have two friends from high school who work there in the peace corps. I asked them what it's like and they couldn't really describe it. They said it isn't really Arabic but it certainly isn't western either. This was a good introductory video on the area.

Patty B's curator insight, March 11, 12:32 PM
This video definitely demonstrates the importance of Turkey's role in the global community. In a period with so much animosity between the Middle East and the Western world, Turkey, in a way, represents the entirety of the struggle. As a country that is both literally and figuratively teetering between the Middle East and the West, it has significant symbolic meaning. The outcome of the political and social activity in Turkey could mean a great deal in the grand-scheme of Western-Middle Eastern relations. How it practices democracy is critical. It is one thing to hold general elections, but if proper checks and balances do not exists for the elected officials, then democracy really does not exist in its truest sense. 
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We Walk Together: a Syrian refugee family’s journey to the heart of Europe - YouTube

This shows you why the refugees crossing the mediterranean by boat, can't just fly to Europe. DATA SOURCE http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?u...
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Refugees must leave their homes, but not their humanity. Many Syrian refugees are educated, working, middle class people forced from their homes due to the war in their country. Germany has offered them a place, but the challenge is to get there.

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Generation Like – FRONTLINE

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FRONTLINE explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media – and how big brands are increasingly co-opting young consumers’ digital
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Culture. 

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Last week Tonight - Lessons in geography - YouTube

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This is why we study Geography

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Midwest Dairy Association

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Searching for a virtual agricultural experience for those in urban areas, I came across this sustainable dairy that uses robots to milk the cows. Having grown up on a dairy farm, this is like science fiction!

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CSX: The Intermodals

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I just checked out the efficient and sustainable world of #TheIntermodals. Click here to learn more about intermodal relationships: http://www.theintermodals.com/
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▶ The Most Complex International Borders in the World - YouTube

In this video I look at some of the most complex international border. Of course, there are more complex borders in the world, but this video looks at some o...
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Political boundaries and borders, enclaves and exclaves, international complications of borders and colonialism

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▶ Global ship traffic seen from space - FleetMon Satellite AIS and FleetMon Explorer - YouTube

A week of ship traffic on the seven seas, seen from space. Get a glimpse of the vibrant lanes of goods transport that link the continents. The vessel movemen...
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Economic Unit, Global shipping lanes. Amazing! Thanks D. Sunset!

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