A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series offers a pro-environmental message as it discusses the relationship between the ecosystem and the global economy. It often seems critical of businesses and economic decision makers who don't seem to understand how their policies impact the environment. Many of the experts argue that consumer behavior must change in order to protect the environment.
Positive Role Models
Features a wide range of researchers and activists who are committed to protecting the planet’s natural resources.
Violence & Scariness
In some episodes, the devastation caused by natural disasters like hurricanes is shown.
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Products & Purchases
Farms, companies, and lobbyists from around the world (including stateside businesses like Hunter Farms and the Almond Board of California) are featured, as are companies doing environmental research.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this British series attempts to put a dollar value on the ways that nature sustains global economic growth. It takes a rather critical tone, suggesting that environmental and financial losses will continue to grow if policymakers don't focus more on the relationship between the economy and the environment. Various businesses, corporate lobbies, and environmental experts are featured. Overall the series is interesting and informative, but the economy-focused material will probably go over little kids' head and isn't likely to be very compelling for older ones.
Is It Any Good?
This intelligent British import attempts to appeal to American audiences by using dollar amounts to emphasize the value of nature and the costs associated with negatively impacting the environment. It also underscores how today's economic policies and consumer demands are directly related to issues like deforestation and the lack of crop diversity.
The series takes a rather critical tone toward policymakers, implying that they fail to grasp the direct connection between the state of the ecosystem and state of the global economy. But Nature, Inc. definitely succeeds in showing how tampering with natural phenomena -- no matter how small -- can have far-reaching and expensive consequences.
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