Choking Oceans: Chemical Contamination from Food Industry (E)
The documentary projects the contribution of food sector in ocean pollution. The most common contaminant are fertilizers, pesticides, industrial chemicals and sewage, sea-food industry effluent. Together they introduce excessive nutrients, toxins and other harmful components in the marine environment instigating bioaccumulation. The continuous outflow of fertilizer and sewage that is washed from the vast agricultural land has created algal bloom which in turn forms dead zones in oceans. There are currently 400 dead zones across the world’s oceans. The documentary also throws some light in technologies and initiative by government and academic institution to combat this dire situation.