Grain, Fruit & Vegetable Farmers

Farmers: A Year on the Land
S1:Ep545 mins2011

From the dark corduroy patterns in the fields in autumn, through to the new growth in spring, and the summer’s golden harvest, this episode a visual feast from start to finish. the program covers the key debates between organic and non-organic, and localism versus industrial. This is a world where grain farmers sell their crop for less than the cost of production, and fruit farmers use specially bred industrial bees imported from Holland to start their growing season a few weeks early. It also opens up the debate with our supermarkets and reality of cheap foods. What we get in terms of convenience and availability we inevitably lose in terms of taste and flavor. This is not just the story of how things grow, but also an exploration about why we grow our food the way we do.

Video Language: English