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Lionfish

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Parental Rating: 12A

There is a shortage of millions of litres of donated blood in the world. Scientists and health professionals are desperate to get a grip of the situation. A Swiss biologist explores the possibility of

First Shown: 18 May

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Fíorscéal brings a new season of top-class international documentaries that continue to throw a sometimes disturbing or controversial light on issues which affect us environmentally, socially, politically and globally.  Among the first documentaries of the new season are:

Lionfish   25.05.17 @ 11.05pm

The documentary follows the life and fate of the Pacific lionfish. Native in the magnificent coral gardens of the tropical Pacific, unfortunate accidents have led to their introduction into the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1990s, where they rapidly spread on the East Coast of the United States, throughout the Caribbean and all the way to Venezuela. The lionfish can pose a serious danger to the native species. Scientists in the Bahamas now try to train sharks to extend their menu with this suitable prey. If the sharks learn to eat lionfish this knowledge could be spread among the sharks.

 

Good Better Vegan    01.06.17 @ 11.30pm

Modern veganism is the new lifestyle of the young, healthy generation. However, veganism is also a new, money-making area for research and business. Countless ways of replacing milk, cheese, eggs and sausage enter the market. But are these substitutes from the laboratory really a better choice? Few people realize that the manufacturing process involves biotechnology and unsavoury additives such as emulsifiers and flavour enhancers. Keeping a vegan diet without knowing about nutrients in foodstuffs can lead to nutritional deficiencies and in infants – even death.

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