About Dangers of Pesticides, Food Additives
Pesticides are substances or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. Pesticides are a special kind of products for crop protection. Crop protection products in general protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, diseases or insects. A pesticide is generally a chemical or biological agent (such as a virus, bacterium, antimicrobial or disinfectant) that through its effect deters, incapacitates, kills or otherwise discourages pests. Target pests can include insects, plant pathogens, weeds, molluscs, birds, mammals, fish, nematodes (roundworms), and microbes that destroy property, cause nuisance, spread disease or are vectors for disease. Although there are human benefits to the use of pesticides, some also have drawbacks, such as potential toxicity to humans and other animals. According to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 9 of the 12 most dangerous and persistent organic chemicals are pesticides. Pesticides are categorized into four main substituent chemicals: herbicides; fungicides; insecticides and bactericides. Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste and appearance. Some additives have been used for centuries; for example, preserving food by pickling (with vinegar), salting, as with bacon, preserving sweets or using sulfur dioxide as in some wines.Film Duration: 21 min .
Similar to Dangers of Pesticides, Food Additives

The End of Darkness

Environment • 2016 • 5 minutes • 962 views
8.00/10
"Anytime somebody comes up to a telescope, they ask a question like 'which is further; that star or the moon?'... they really don't know". In our increasingly light-polluted world, what does it take to glimpse a truly dark night sky? This beautiful documentary short takes a look to the skies in t...

Pickaxe

Environment • 45 views
0.00/10
This excellent documentary takes us into another world; the world of rogue loggers and firefighters turned eco-warriors. The story begins as an arsonist burns 9000 acres of protected old-growth public forest in Oregon that can not be logged unless it burns. To stop the proposed "salvage" l...
0.00/10
Today, the way ecology is being incorporated into architecture has evolved considerably. Sustainable architecture, or green architecture, aims to minimize the negative impact of buildings on the environment by enhancing efficiency and moderating the use of materials, energy, and space.Spewing carbon...
0.00/10
In 2010 the BP oil platform Deep Water Horizon had an explosion and was leaking oil at around 5000 feet below sealevel. Overoll around 4.9 million barrels of oil leaked after the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill until the leak got stopped in July 15 2010. This documentary shows images about the Oil S...
Moorland, Somerset, an English village like any other. But last year this quite ordinary place had an extraordinary experience. It was the wettest winter in 250 years. Storms brought misery to large parts of the country, but nowhere was hit worse hit than the Somerset Levels. In the space of 24 hour...
Discussion on Dangers of Pesticides, Food Additives