The dramatic growth in population creates enormous pressure on
resources and eco-systems. More than 95% of global food production
is at present land based, but since 1970, aquaculture has
become the most rapidly expanding food industry in the world.
Is this “Blue Revolution” similar to the one
that happened ten thousand years ago, when we started to
keep domestic animals and grow crops, and we became farmers?
What does the future look like?
The programme takes a look at the scientific challenges facing
the aquaculture industry, if it is to solve the food supply problems
of the future. Will the salmon have to become vegetarian? Will
we have to use gene modification? Is fish farming the solution
for developing countries?
Filming took place in Spain, USA, Canada, the Philippines and
Programmet er vist på NRK1 i 2005 og distribueres internasjonalt
gjennom TV2 Danmark Programmet
The programme was shown on NRK1 in 2005, and is being sold internationally
by TV2 Denmark.
Programme length: 52 min.