MEDCs are largely located in the Northern Hemisphere. One of the keys to their development is their moderate climate which allows natural resources to be exploited effectively and which is suitable for agriculture. Developed countries have the financial resources to provide a high level of education, health care and housing. Industry and urban living has altered the way we live and work and have changed the types of diseases from which we suffer - largely non-infectious diseases.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Show pupils the Brandt Map and then this clip. Pupils discuss whether this view of the world is accurate. Introduce the idea of Newly Industrialising Countries. Alternatively this clip could be used to discuss how development can lead to problems in terms of health and food safety.