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Ethnobotany and Human Nutrition: A Samoa Case Study

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Ethnobotany and Human Nutrition: A Samoa Case Study

Title: Ethnobotany and Human Nutrition: A Samoa Case Study

Director: Ondrej Semotan
Produced by: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and Ondrej Semotan
Running Time: 24:50 Minutes
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
University and General Public

Category: Ecology & Environment

Screened In: Malaysia

More and more residents of the Pacific island state of Samoa are plagued by diabetes or are overweight. The researchers argue that the dramatic development has something to do with the fact that the inhabitants of Samoa are consuming more and more imported calorie-rich foods. The film draws on research conducted by scientists from the Czech Agricultural University of Prague. It examines ethnobotanics for the island state of Samoa. The researchers want to use locally known agricultural crops to improve the health and nutrition of the local population.