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Vanishing Earth


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A Natural World special
Narrated by Sue MacGregor This award-winning programme filmed in Ethiopia, Nepal, China,
Burkina Faso and the USA examines the crisis in world agriculture which lies at the root of famine.
Growing food depends on water and topsoil. Yet a third of the world's topsoil may be gone in 15 years' time, and two-thirds of the world's nations are threatened by encroaching deserts.
Peasant farmers feed most of the world but they are being forced to destroy their own land in order to survive from year to year. Subsidies to big farmers by the EEC and USA can also take away their living. Yet with a little technical help and fairer balance of world trade they can avoid the road to starvation.
One of the most rewarding TV experiences of 1986... DAILY TELEGRAPH
Written and produced by MICHAEL ANDREWS
Film editor COLIN CRADOCK Series editor PETER JONES
BBC Bristol (Revised repeat)
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Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Produced By: Michael Andrews
Editor: Colin Cradock

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