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The Biofuel Myth : Harsh Realities in the Developing World / Journeyman Pictures (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorJourneyman Pictures (Great Britain)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2009.
Description1 streaming video file (44 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Harsh Realities in the Developing World
Contents Is Renewable Energy Environmentally Friendly? (2:01) -- Is Green Fuel the Answer? (1:13) -- Economical Impact of New Palm Oil Plantations (1:31) -- Children of the Rain Forest (1:52) -- Evil Spirits in Sumatra Jungle (1:00) -- Shrinking Indonesian Rain Forest (1:18) -- Rain Forests Earmarked for Destruction (0:47) -- End of Sustainable Farms in Indonesia (1:02) -- Palm Oil Plantation Demonstration (1:40) -- Farmers Fight for Compensation (1:27) -- Response to Domestic Food Shortages (1:03) -- European Union Guideline on Biofuel Cars (1:46) -- European Union Subsidies for Biofuel Projects (1:04) -- Is Green Energy Better for the Environment? (1:31) -- World Climate Summit 2007 (1:35) -- Proposed Eco Label for Palm Oil (2:01) -- Humanitarian Impact of Palm Oil Biofuels (1:08) -- Dependence on World Market (1:10) -- Hunger in Indonesia (1:35) -- How Much Palm Oil is Exported Out of Indonesia (1:17) -- Palm Oil Shortage in Indonesia (1:12) -- From Biofuels to Agrofuels (1:43) -- New Generation of Biofuels (1:42) -- Jatropha World (1:15) -- Is Jatropha a Viable Biofuel Option? (1:45) -- India's Jatropha Oil Project (0:54) -- Myths About Jatropha (1:18) -- Jatropha Development has Research (1:19) -- Southern Online Bio Technologies Ltd. (1:23) -- Hunger Caused by Biofuels (1:44) -- Potential Dangers of Future Biofuels (0:50)
Abstract Once widely considered a sustainable energy source, some forms of biofuel are now seen as exploitative and environmentally harmful. This program examines the global dilemma over palm oil-a fuel source championed by the European Union before the effects of its cultivation became apparent in the developing world. Viewers meet members of Indonesia's Orang Rimba tribe who have drawn sustenance from the rainforests for millennia and now watch as their lands give way to palm oil plantations. The film highlights efforts by tribal and Western activists to fight deforestation, as well as the work of E.U. leaders like Claude Turmes, who once supported agrofuel quotas but now recognizes their destructive impact.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 01, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Journeyman Pictures (Firm), 2010 9781616166731
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number41399 Films Media Group

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