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    What do we know about chocolate?
    From the lens of Netflix passing through the eyes of Sacred Food, we offer a summary view of the Chocolate Reality. The process from the cocoa bean to the bar may result slightly different than what we think.

    Pleasure and misery, refinement and slavery, heaven and hell are the two faces of the same coin. How can we be proud of it? What can we do to change it?

    A journey to Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana, side by side with farmers and traders, upstarts and chocolatiers, to discover that the only way to support each other is to empower each other, sharing the knowledge that we have.

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  • Rotten | Official Trailer HD | Netflix


    Local farming is fading as profit margins decide what food makes it to our plates. The new Netflix documentary series Rotten exposes the fraud, corruption, and the consequences on our health of today’s global food industry. Nobody’s hands are clean. Now Streaming on Netflix.

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  • The Mubende coffee plantation and the bitter taste of eviction | DW Documentary


    Coffee production comes at a cost in Africa. 4,000 Ugandans living in Mubende were forced off their land to make way for a new coffee plantation in 2001.

    The Hamburg-based Neumann group, a world leading raw coffee trader, were behind the new plantation which left thousands of Africans homeless. The military razed houses and huts to the ground in four villages, destroying fields and food supplies. The forced evacuation even cost the lives of a number of locals.

    While one of many cases of land-grabbing in Africa, Mubende was among the first to be properly documented. Many of those evicted lost everything they had.

    With the help of human rights groups they took the Ugandan government and the Neumann concern to court. The trial was dragged out over several years, however, until a ruling was finally reached in March 2013 - in favor of the plaintiffs.

    In the spring of 2015 the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural and Social Rights looked into the Mubende case, and called on the Ugandan government to restore the rights of the expelled small scale farmers. In July that year, however, the original judgment was provisionally overturned by the domestic appeals court. The case is now still pending. The victims fear they still have a long struggle ahead of them.

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  • De cacao y chocolate: reviviendo una tradición en Panamá


    En Panamá el cacao ha sido desde siempre uno de los cultivos más relevantes. Pero en el siglo XX, con el auge de las multinacionales, el chocolate quedó relegado ante los productos azucarados. Pequeñas empresas panameñas vuelven ahora a producir chocolate de forma artesanal y sostenible, en cooperación con la población indígena del país, que nunca olvidó la tradición del cacao y el chocolate.

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  • The history of chocolate - Deanna Pucciarelli


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    If you can’t imagine life without chocolate, you’re lucky you weren’t born before the 16th century. Until then, chocolate only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. So how did we get from a bitter beverage to the chocolate bars of today? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate.

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  • Bayer and the bees | DW Documentary


    Insecticides are sometimes necessary in farming. But some substances, like neonicotinoids, kill not only pests but bees as well. Now the Bayer Group, one of the main manufacturers of these pesticides, is coming under pressure.

    Scientists around the world have found that neonicotinoids are the main cause of mass bee deaths. Research has shown that a number of insecticides should have been banned long ago. For years, the Bayer Group has sought to silence the critics and pressure scientists into not publishing their findings.

    For more than two decades, experts have been warning of the negative effects of neonicotinoids, with a whole range of studies published on the subject. It would appear that the industry, aided by the authorities, managed to successfully delay any ban on these substances for years. Studies show that neonicotinoids not only kill pests, but also bees and other beneficial insects. Dutch toxicologist Henk Tennekes was among the first to recognize the problem. He believes neonicotinoids are the most toxic insecticides ever produced. He discovered a study carried out by Bayer itself, back in 1991, which found that a particular neonicotinoid had a negative effect on the nervous system of a fly species. These effects were said to be irreversible”. Tennekes then confronted the company with his findings. He was taken aback by the response: Bayer now claims” he says, that the binding of critical receptors in the nervous system by neonicotinoids is reversible. So they’re contradicting the results of their own study. ... If they had considered what impact this substance has, they would have had to take it off the market.

    Scientists in France also analyzed mass bee deaths and likewise identified an insecticide made by Bayer as the culprit. Toxicologist Jean-Marc Bonmatin reveals how the company then sought to prevent the results from being published. Meanwhile, toxicologists in Japan discovered that neonicotinoids also harm other creatures, such as fish and river crabs. There too, Bayer sought to suppress publication.


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  • The bitter truth about chocolate


    For years, reports have touted the health benefits of chocolate. However, those health benefits may have been grossly overstated.

  • 100% Dark Chocolate: Bitter or Best Ever? | Serving Up Science


    There’s nothing quite like chocolate. It’s delicious, soothing, sensuous and has had a hold on us for thousands of years. Dark chocolate can even lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol (though you probably shouldn't go and eat a pound of it for health reasons, as much as we'd all like that). We’ll explore the science of dark chocolate with an expert chocolatier and find out why the percentage of cocoa is so important in terms of quality, taste, nutrition and health!

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    Serving Up Science is hosted by history buff, science writer and foodie Sheril Kirshenbaum, who will give you science-backed tips to make your favorite foods even better. Farmed or Wild? Why does cheese stink? Why should meat rest? Explore these questions and more.
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  • USA vs China: The new cold war on the horizon | DW Analysis


    In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the world could soon face a new geopolitical threat: the United States and China descending into a new kind of Cold War.
    Why is this happening? What are the scenarios? And most importantly, what can and should the rest of the world do about it?
    DW’s Richard Walker explores the emerging crisis between the two biggest powers on earth with prominent experts from the US, Europe, China and Australia.


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  • The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar


    We are excited to share our latest film, ‘The Story of Chocolate: Unwrapping the Bar’ which looks at the unfairness at the heart of the chocolate industry and how Fairtrade is working towards a living income for cocoa farmers.

    It specifically focuses on women cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and the role of women in community development.

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  • Pay up or get out! Nairobi’s slumlords | DW Documentary


    Residents of Nairobi’s slums who can’t pay their rent get evicted and end up on the street. Over 90 percent of these tenants live in rented corrugated-metal shacks owned by slumlords with terrible reputations.

    The slumlords of Nairobi mercilessly exploit the poorest of poor. One young man was shot and killed over five months’ rent, while Agnes Muhavishe, who tries to make ends meet by producing and selling soap, was recently thrown out of her shack after falling six months behind with her payments. Her husband does odd jobs to feed their children. Many of slumlord Peter Chege’s shacks are now vacant, as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many tenants struggling to pay their rent out of their homes. He sees himself as a loser in the crisis.


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  • Panic At Sea: 100,000 Sailors Stuck At Cargo Ships As Global Shipping Crisis Goes From Bad To Worse


    The explosion in consumer demand over the past year and a half was the trigger of the ongoing global shipping crisis. There was some hope demand for goods would ease this year, but up until now, it has stayed at record highs. On the other hand, wait times have never been longer and the logistical nightmare faced by global supply chains seems to have no clear end in sight. Experts are now predicting that it will take at least another year before the shipping crisis starts to stabilize. However, the uncontrolled spread of the new virus variant and the slower pace of staff vaccination may jeopardize that forecast. Unfortunately, this means also the worst is yet to come. Supply chains are about to face many more disruptions and consumers will have to deal with extensive shortages from now on.
    The backlog at ports is a problem that has only been intensified since March 2020, compounded by a challenge that definitely won’t be solved in the next five to six months: increasingly large container ships, and ports that haven’t been remodeled to accommodate the gigantic vessels. In fact, the Port of Los Angeles just recorded its busiest month in history, with over 1 million shipping containers waiting to get unloaded. To make matters worse, a shortage of port workers and the unprecedented volume of cargo are overwhelming longshoremen and seafarers who are having to work for months beyond their contracted lines.
    At this point, the crew change is severely worsening, with thousands of workers trapped at sea for over a year. I've seen grown men cry, revealed Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in almost a year and isn't even sure when he'll finally go home. We are forgotten and taken for granted, he said in an interview with Reuters. At least one hundred thousand workers are stranded at sea as the Delta variant rapidly spreads onshore. The Maritime Labour Convention highlighted that that the maximum continuous period a seafarer should serve on board a vessel without leave is 11 months, but many thousands of crew have now been at sea for over 16 months. “The situation is going from bad to worse. We need more than lip service from governments, we need concrete action that allows crew changes to be carried out in a safe manner,” stressed Stephen Cotton, general secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation.
    With virus outbreaks occurring on ships and endangering the lives of marine workers, further disruptions on trade are expected, according to a new Bloomberg report. On the flip side, another 100,000 are stuck on shore, unable to board the ships they need to earn a living on. Can you even imagine the nightmare of being stuck at sea for over a year? According to the United Nations, the situation is quickly evolving into a major humanitarian crisis. Given that only 2.5% of seafarers have been vaccinated, the vast majority of them are not allowed to go back home.
    An imminent labor crunch could halt global shipping indefinitely and threaten the operations of global supply chains for months. Keeping in mind that the global economy is heavily dependent on the world's almost two million seafarers who operate the global fleet of merchant ships, which transport around 90% of the world's trade, the aggravation of this crisis also poses a major threat to the US supply chains. We are extremely reliant on exports to keep our economy up and running. Everything -- from oil to iron, to food and electronics -- either comes or is processed overseas. According to Insider's Rachel Premack, this also means that American consumers should brace for yet higher prices and shortages of many products.
    As chaos sweeps across global supply chains, we're might be headed to a holiday season of empty shelves yet again. Right now, the international shipping crisis is deepening the financial pain faced by our producers as U.S. agricultural exports are seeing their shipping times increase dramatically. The imbalances between supply and demand are only intensifying global supply chain woes. And this crisis will only truly ebb when demand does. “The import level we’ve seen in the past year is astronomical and not something that our infrastructure can handle,” as Premack laid out. This is a tumultuous and unprecedented time, and we all should start getting prepared for the imminent chaos while we still can because there are serious threats emerging on the horizon.

  • Can farmers grow money? | DW Documentary


    What kind of agriculture do we really want? How sustainable, regional, animal-friendly and expensive can it be? These and other pressing issues are part of a debate about radical agricultural reform of policy currently going on in Brussels.

    When negotiations on the common agricultural policy from 2020 are held in Brussels, one of the more contentious issues will be how to redistribute 60 billion Euros in EU agricultural subsidies. How will MEPs prioritize their options? Will they reach independent decisions or cave in to the big agricultural conglomerates and special interest groups? Our exclusive report uncovers their close ties with politicians in both Brussels and Berlin and shows how efforts to make farming more environmentally sustainable are being stymied.


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  • Climate change in the desert | DW Documentary


    Climate change is leaving its mark on Morocco’s oases, too. Sandstorms are becoming more and more frequent, groundwater levels are sinking and palm trees are shrivelling up and dying. An age-old way of life is in danger.

    Halim Sbai says an oasis really is a paradise. But drought and desertification are now taking their toll on oases like M'hamid El Ghizlane in southeastern Morocco where he grew up. The survival of a whole region is at stake. Over hundreds of kilometers between the Anti-Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert there is one palm-fringed oasis after the next. Close to two million people live in these settlements. Up to now, many earned their living by harvesting dates from the palm trees. But this is proving more and more difficult. Decreasing and irregular rainfall is having a devastating impact on the trees and their yields.

    Halim Sbai is planting new palm trees and preserving as much precious water as he can in a bid to keep the oasis of M'hamid El Ghizlane and the region’s traditional way of life alive. Up to now, he has also been supplementing his income with earnings from tourism. Global warming could put an end to all this.

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  • How Chocolate is Made


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  • Coming Home - India - Anand Narayanaswamy | In Focus


    This was Anand Narayanaswamy's last visit to his old home country as an Indian citizen. He takes us to the scenes of his youth from Chennai to Kolkata, once known to the West as Calcutta. Anand shows us a country that has undergone radical changes - just as he has himself: an ethnic Tamil and IT specialist, he's found a new home in Munich, where he now lives with his wife and two children.

  • Iraqs first Dandies Club | DW Documentary


    Mr. Erbil is a private social club in Iraqi Kurdistan. The members dress in stylish western fashions, and insist on courteous behavior -- in a region ravaged by war and destruction. They're trying to change Iraqi society.

    Mr. Erbil is the first gentlemen's club in Iraqi Kurdistan. It now has 40 members -- and has become so popular that it's not accepting new members right now. One of the club's founders is Ahmed Nauzad, who was born in Erbil. Ahmed's parents took him to Germany when he was a child. He lived for 14 years in the southwestern city of Ludwigshafen. After Islamic State fighters threatened Erbil, Ahmed returned to the city.The situation there is now more stable, but the economy is still in bad shape.There are few opportunities for young people, and many of them have lost hope. The members of Mr. Erbil” want to prove that it's possible to try new and unusual projects -- like wearing fashions that combine Western styles and traditional Kurdish elements. But the club members' high-profile lifestyle is not popular with everyone. A report by Alexandra Bidian, Rabea Rahmig, and Nils Schellwald.

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  • The perfect coffee – fair trade and sustainable | DW Documentary


    Germans love coffee, and the country doesn't really wake up without it. But is it sustainably produced and fairly traded? Not really. This documentary investigates efforts to improve the situation.

    One of the new coffee traders with a conscience is Xaver Kitzinger. Together with his African partners of the Rwandan coffee cooperative Dukundekawa Musasa, he's aiming to improve the lot of local coffee growers. The cooperative is unique because only women work there. The beans are roasted in Rwanda, so that income goes back into the local economy. In 2018, Kitzinger and his crew imported 11 thousand kilograms of coffee from Rwanda to Germany. Usually, a container ship transports the commodity to Europe. Now, Cornelius Bockermann wants to change that. He is the captain of the Avontuur, which regularly carries coffee beans to Germany. Nearly 100 years old, it is the first German sailing ship to bring cargo regularly from all around the world to Europe in the modern day. Because it is driven by the wind, the ship is quiet, and runs without fossil fuels. Its carbon dioxide emissions are 90 percent lower than conventional vessels. One of the recipients of the shipment is Aaron Li Küppers. He runs Hamburg's Teikei Café with his father. Together they serve up coffee with a conscience in recyclable cups and reinvest their profits in new fair-trade and sustainable projects.

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  • The Dark Secret Behind Your Favorite Makeup Products | Shady | Refinery29


    On this episode of Shady, our host, Lexy Lebsack explores the unethically sourced ingredient that's in almost all makeup products. She travels to the mica mines in India to uncover the truth about child labor rings behind this mineral. Watch Shady to see what really goes into making your makeup!

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  • Chocolate the bitter truth


    Black African kids being trafficked to work in the coco fields as modern day slaves so people in rich country's could enjoy eating chocolate candies.

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  • Battle of Khalkhin Gol 1939 - Soviet-Japanese War DOCUMENTARY


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  • The Secrets of Sugar - the fifth estate


    We’ve heard for years about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there have never been recommended limits for sugar on Canadian food labels, despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff may be making more of us fat and sick. In the fifth estate’s season premiere, Gillian Findlay digs into the surprising science — and the reaction from the food industry — to reveal The Secrets of Sugar. Has the sugar industry been hiding an unsavoury truth from consumers?

    A small but influential group of medical researchers is stirring up the health debate, linking sugar not just to rising obesity rates but also to a host of diseases including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

    We put a family of four on a healthy diet to try to beat their sugar habit and track the surprising results. We talk to leading scientists – and their critics. And we ask the food industry why those ingredient labels are far from clear when it comes to how much sugar is really on your plate.

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  • How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena


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    When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

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  • Sugar: The Bitter Truth- March 24, 2011


    In a special event hosted by the County Office of Education on March 24, 2011, Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF, speaks about the role of sugar and the contribution of biochemical, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic both in children and adults.

  • Germany: The discreet lives of the super rich | DW Documentary


    The rich in Germany been never been as well-off as they are today and assets have never been so unevenly distributed. But who are they? How do they live? And what do they think of their country? A journey into the discreet world of the super-rich.

    One percent of Germans own over a quarter of the country's assets, whilst half of the country’s citizens have no assets at all. But while the German media report on the growing poverty in the country on a daily basis, little is known about the super-rich. They keep a very low profile and can walk the streets unrecognized. Manager Magazin” says there were around 200 billionaires living in Germany in 2018, and their numbers are increasing. The documentary Top of the World asks why rich Germans are so unwilling to talk about their wealth. Its author immerses himself in the discreet world of big money and meets financial advisors with 800 years of family tradition behind them and billionaires such as drugstore king Dirk Rossmann and mail-order company heir Michael Otto - as well as a self-made businessmen such as Rainer Schaller. They talk about their notions of money and justice, the origins of their wealth and their fear of social envy.


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  • How AI is driving a future of autonomous warfare | DW Analysis


    The artificial intelligence revolution is just getting started. But it is already transforming conflict. Militaries all the way from the superpowers to tiny states are seizing on autonomous weapons as essential to surviving the wars of the future. But this mounting arms-race dynamic could lead the world to dangerous places, with algorithms interacting so fast that they are beyond human control. Uncontrolled escalation, even wars that erupt without any human input at all.

    DW maps out the future of autonomous warfare, based on conflicts we have already seen – and predictions from experts of what will come next.

    For more on the role of technology in future wars, check out the extended version of this video – which includes a blow-by-blow scenario of a cyber attack against nuclear weapons command and control systems:


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  • All About Toblerone - History & How Its Made


    In this video, Anna, a trained chocolatier, shows you how the Toblerone chocolate bar is made in our factory in Bern, Switzerland. Watch and find out more about the history of our iconic Toblerone brand!

  • The future of modern warfare: How technology is transforming conflict | DW Analysis


    The world is entering a new era of warfare, with cyber and autonomous weapons taking center stage. These technologies are making militaries faster, smarter, more efficient. But if unchecked, they threaten to destabilize the world.
    DW takes a deep dive into the future of conflict, uncovering an even more volatile world. Where a cyber intrusion against a nuclear early warning system can unleash a terrifying spiral of escalation; where “flash wars” can erupt from autonomous weapons interacting so fast that no human could keep up.
    Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tells DW that we have already entered the technological arms race that is propelling us towards this future. “We’re right in the middle of it. That’s the reality we have to deal with.”
    And yet the world is failing to meet the challenge. Talks on controlling autonomous weapons have repeatedly been stalled by major powers seeking to carve out their own advantage. And cyber conflict has become not just a fear of the future but a permanent state of affairs.
    DW finds out what must happen to steer the world in a safer direction, with leading voices from the fields of politics, diplomacy, intelligence, academia, and activism speaking out.

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  • Antwerp: Fancy Chocolate And Luxurious Bread Filled With Candy | Paul Hollywoods City Bakes | Tonic


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  • The Bittersweet Truth About What We Eat


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    What should we be eating to live a long and healthy life?

    How is it that some people can eat absolutely anything and stay slim, while others on a ‘healthy’ diet get fat?

    Why is it that Cubans are much healthier than Americans, despite eating on average twice the amount of sugar?

    To unpack the truth behind the often confusing information about the food we eat, Intelligence Squared brought together some of the world’s leading experts on the science of human nutrition and health.

    Sugar has recently replaced saturated fat as the nutritional enemy number one. The theory is that it messes with our metabolism and causes heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Arguing that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium in our event was acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes, whose new book The Case Against Sugar has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. No one doubts that consuming a lot of sugar is unhealthy, but does the ‘sugar is poison’ theory really tell the whole story?

    A different explanation lies in a subject that has been getting a lot of attention recently – our gut microbiome. This is made up of the trillions of bacteria that inhabit our intestines and help digest our food and keep us healthy. The bad news is that the diversity of our microbes has plummeted in recent years due to the narrower range of foods and the predominance of processed junk in the Western diet. Research indicates that, rather than any single foodstuff being to blame for the rise of obesity and other modern diseases, the root of the problem lies in our depleted microbiomes. Setting out the new research on our gut bacteria and debunking many popular myths about diet was Tim Spector, an award-winning scientist who runs the British Gut project. What makes the subject even more fascinating is that we all have a very individual cocktail of bacteria in our gut, and research shows that the way we respond to food relates more to our own specific set of microbes than the calories in the food itself. Joining us were Eran Segal, one of world’s leading scientists in this field, who will explain how his lab can wire you up and predict precisely which carbohydrates you should and shouldn’t eat so as to prevent weight gain and be healthy. The results can be surprising. In 60% of cases, they show that you can enjoy sugary ice-cream but should avoid rice.

    A sharp critic of many of the ‘fashionable’ theories about diet and wellbeing is Sarah Jarvis, a GP who appears regularly on BBC radio and television. Her goal is to help her patients and the general public get the best quality information on nutrition and lifestyle so that they can make the informed decisions they need to be in control of their health.

    Chairing the event was Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and popular television broadcaster, who with his twin brother Chris, has presented a number of documentaries, often testing various diets on their identical genes.

  • Why Parmesan Cheese Is So Expensive | Regional Eats


    A wheel of parmesan cheese can cost over $1,000. A single wheel takes at least one year to age, 131 gallons of milk to make, and it can only be made in a restricted area in northern Italy, in the region of Emilia Romagna. We visited a dairy in Parma, Italy to find out how the cheese is made and why it is so expensive.


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  • Everyday life in Kenyas capital Nairobi | DW Documentary


    The bridge crosses over a busy freeway in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. If you're looking for vegetables, a bowl of hot soup, a haircut, or even a new bed, you can find it here. But now, the bridge is to be torn down.

    The bridge provides a vital link between the slum district of Kangemi and more prosperous parts of the city. ARD's Nairobi bureau chief, Sabine Bohland, first reported in 2015 on the thriving commerce that takes place on the bridge. She interviewed three people: Mogaka, who makes and sells soup; Jacky, who sells vegetables; and Saidi, a student. All three talked about their dreams for the future. Five years later, Bohland returned to the bridge to find out how these people are coping with the coronavirus pandemic, and whether they've made their dreams come true.


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  • Afghanistan | Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble | BBC Documentary


    In Afghanistan, Kate Humble meets traditional shepherds in the remote Wakhan Corridor.


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  • Open or closed: Is Germany a country of immigration? | To the point


    Germany is desperately trying to attract skilled workers from abroad. At the same time, it is trying to keep out asylum-seekers. How much room does Germany have for immigrants?

    Guests: Ana María Álvarez Monge (Migration Hub), Zafer Şenocak (Writer), Malte Lehming (Tagesspiegel)


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  • The Mystery Of The Fake Van Goghs | Perspective


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    Was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction a fake? This award-winning documentary explores the authenticity of the Sunflowers painting by Vincent van Gogh, bought in the late 1980s for a then-record sum by a Japanese insurance company. In 2002, the painting went on public exhibition alongside an undisputedly genuine version of Sunflowers, raising once again the questions so vividly posed in this film.

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  • The Magic Of Bread Making


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  • Joan Of Arc: Savior Of France | Full Documentary | Biography


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  • Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0


    (4:30 - Main Presentation) Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, updates his very popular video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He argues that sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic, which in turn affects our endocrine system. [10/2013] [Show ID: 25641]

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  • The Bozeman Trail: A Rush to Montanas Gold


    The Bozeman Trail was an offshoot of the Oregon Trail, a shortcut to the newly discovered gold fields of Montana Territory. Cutting through the heart of Indian country. It became a flash point for a clash of cultures that would explode into warfare, destruction and tragedy. First telecast March, 2019.

  • Is a Calorie a Calorie? Processed Food, Experiment Gone Wrong


    The Modern American Table: Is a Calorie a Calorie? We’ve all heard the dictate that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source. But are all foods truly created equal in terms of how they affect our health and weight? Given the barrage of competing information directed at us every day, what do we really know about healthy eating? Speakers: Christopher Gardner, PhD and Robert Lustig, MD.

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  • Am I a Psychopath? | Real Stories


    Meet Sam Vaknin, author of the book Malignant Self Love. Sam knows he’s a supreme narcissist, but is he also, as he suspects, a psychopath? To find out, he becomes the world’s first civilian volunteer to be thoroughly tested for psychopathy.

    Along the way, Vaknin encounters the minefield of scientific, ethical, moral and social issues involved in owning that label. When things don’t quite go his way, he turns on the film-makers, unleashing vicious displays of verbal abuse, and some free psychological analysis of his own.

    Then, there's his wife Lidija. She wants a baby, but isn't sure that Sam is suitable parent material. And to make things worse, Lidija’s sister believes she’s been brainwashed by her twelve years with Sam.

    I, Psychopath is a classic road trip/head trip movie, with a strong narrative, jeopardy, a cast of engaging characters and an irreverent gonzo style.

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  • Partner or Rival: How Dangerous Is China? | To The Point


    Europe and China: Trade war or a partnership of equals? Our guests: Didi Kirsten Tatlow (political scientist), Felix Lee (journalist), Alexander Görlach (author)


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  • The Science of Chocolate - Cacao, Theobromine, & Cocoa Butter


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    We LOVE chocolate. Where does it come from, and why are we so obsessed with this food? Today we learn about The SCIENCE of Chocolate.

    Our investigation takes us to Idyllwild, California and the Bean to Bar chocolatiers at El Buen Cacao.

    We'll meet the expert chocolatiers, and learn about every step of the chocolate making process - harvesting the cacao, fermenting, drying, and roasting the beans, removing the shell to extract the cacao nibs, grinding the nibs to make cocoa liquor, tempering the chocolate, and finally pouring it into a bar.

    We'll also discuss the remarkable chemical properties of cocoa butter. Did you know it has SIX solid forms? How do you know if your chocolate is good chocolate? What is that white bloom you sometimes see on chocolate? And is chocolate (and the active ingredient theobromine) really good for you?

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  • Is your honey real honey or just sugar syrup?


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  • Seville Oranges- Bitter Oranges, Sour Oranges, Tart Oranges


    Seville Oranges - Sour Orange, Bitter Orange, Tart Orange. In this episode I pick some Seville Oranges in Phoenix Arizona. Seville Oranges are also known as sour, bitter or tart oranges. I will use the Seville Oranges for Arizona Pie in a upcoming episode.

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