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Biofuels: part two

In this short audio feature Bene and Mal consider the pros and cons of biofuels. They raise many points including; whether deforestation in order to grow more crops to create biofuels is ethical when the crops could be used to provide food?

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The GM Food debate: part one

Seeds may be genetically modified to produce a bigger, better version of a crop that may be resistant to certain diseases or contain nutrients which improve health. In this short audio feature Bene and Mal consider the implications of genetically modifying seeds and if this is a logical next step for farmers or a...

Healthy eating

This short audio feature Bene and Mal, two rather chatty microorganisms who consider whether it is up to the Government to encourage or make children eat more healthily or down to individual choice. They discuss the various ethical implications of the options, providing several talking points for a lively debate on...

Infectious diseases

In this short audio feature, Bene and Mal discuss vaccination and how it helps to prevent the spread of a virus in the population. They consider viruses which have been wiped out through vaccination programmes and ask if it should be compulsory or the individual’s right to decide on vaccination, providing many...

Clinical trials

In this short audio feature, Bene and Mal discuss clinical trials and their role in developing future treatments. They consider whether children should be given a test medicine to see how effective it is and how much of a say they have in the matter.

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Fluoride in the water

Bene and Mal discuss whether or not we should have a say in adding fluoride to our water. They discuss the fact that there are less fillings in areas with fluoride in the water and ask if this provides enough evidence to add fluoride to water in all areas.

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Forensic DNA

This short audio feature Bene and Mal, two rather chatty microorganisms who ask who has the right to our DNA?  They consider how it helps to solve crimes, but discuss if it is ethical to store this kind of information or if it should be kept private.

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Human enhancements

In this short audio feature Bene and Mal discuss how enhancements could improve intelligence, allow us to run faster and live faster. They consider who would have the power to decide who can have these treatments and whether it would open up a divide in society. The many questions raised provide a stimulus for a...

Basmati basmati

This play allows children to explore biodiversity through movement and music in a fun and engaging way.  It looks at how consumer demand drives the growing of a particular type of rice in India and the consequences if a disease or pest affects the growth of rice crops.

Great for use in an assembly or in...

Beloved Burger

This play looks at how an increase in the demand for meat can affect tropical rainforests far away. It explores some of the consequences for; animals and plants living in these areas, farmers and our planet.  

Great for use in an assembly or in class, when learning about rainforests, healthy eating and...

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