Synopsis by Alice Day
In this episode of the series, the impact of continued agricultural development on Australia's environment is discussed. As the demands of a larger population necessitated an increase in the amount of land devoted to farming, the ecological balance of the continent was affected. In Unique Continent - Australian Environmental Studies: Power Over the Land, viewers can see that the felling of trees, and the widespread use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides has brought unwelcome changes in the environment. As large agricultural concerns wield their power, small farms disappear.