NOVA; Will the World Starve
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- Will the World Starve
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
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All over the world, farmers are taking more from the soil than they return. In an encore presentation, NOVA reports on the soil crisis in world agriculture, a plight that already has resulted in massive starvation. The connection between soil erosion, deepening poverty and, ultimately, starvation is rarely made. Yet erosion, not drought, is the real cause of famine. Once a farmer gives up careful soil conservation practices in order to work the land for every ounce it will produce, there begins a downward spiral of declining fertility, smaller harvests and increasing hunger.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Will the World Starve,” 12/29/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 18, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B9E9E3F1193F47538067CC34D053CDE7.
- MLA: “NOVA; Will the World Starve.” 12/29/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 18, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B9E9E3F1193F47538067CC34D053CDE7>.
- APA: NOVA; Will the World Starve. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B9E9E3F1193F47538067CC34D053CDE7