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Title Animal Pharm: Food For Thought - Ep 1 of 2
Published Australia : ABC2, 2010
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Summary Genetic engineering, cloning and stem cell research are revolutionising the world we live in. Every single day the boundaries of understanding are being pushed back, and science fiction is becoming science fact. This outrageous but timely series, Animal Pharm, brings these shocking innovations together under one roof. Episode one explores how science is changing the food that we eat. From double-muscled bulls to featherless chickens, this is breeding on a whole new level. Stepping into the world of transgenics, we encounter rabbits with a jellyfish gene in their DNA (they glow in the dark), and salmon engineered to grow four times faster than normal. We meet the all-new Enviropigs, which carry a man-made gene that makes their manure environmentally friendly, and check out genetically modified 'golden rice', which, according to its creators, could save millions of lives in the developing world.Next we enter the world of cloning, where endless copies of an organism can be made, like a biological photocopier. We witness the astonishing process of cloning in action, and meet Charmayne James, the $1million cowgirl, who's just cloned her legendary racehorse, Scamper.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Lion Television for Channel 4 and More 4, UK. Presented by Olivia Judson and Giles Coren. Narrated by Julian Wadham. Executive Producer: Richard Bradley; Series Director: Jeremy Turner; Series Producer: Cassian Harrison
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-06-30 at 23:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Animal cell biotechnology.
Bulls -- Breeding.
Chickens -- Breeding.
Stem cells -- Research.
Australia.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Cahaner, Avigdor, contributor
Coren, Giles, host
Dubock, Adrian, contributor
Houdebine, Louis-Marie, contributor
James, Charmayne, contributor
Judson, Olivia, host
Lobet, Patrice, contributor
McGonigle, Joe, contributor
Phillips, John P., contributor
Strutt, Christina, contributor
Wadham, Julian, cast