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0101Mangoes from Rotterdam

What are we eating? Where does it come from? Why does that make sense? In a new series, Charlotte Smith explores the global networks that supply us with food and asks why they have become so complex. Charlotte visits a Kent grape importer and finds out how many countries and how many varieties it takes to meet our demand for year-round grapes. She visits Wageningen University in the Netherlands to look at the technology that makes global food value chains possible. And with commentators and leading figures in research, she discusses the risks that complicated networks can create, and how food can be produced in a sustainable way for an ever growing global population.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0101Mangoes From Rotterdam20180213

What are we eating? Where does it come from? Why does that make sense? In a new series, Charlotte Smith explores the global networks that supply us with food and asks why they have become so complex. Charlotte visits a Kent grape importer and finds out how many countries and how many varieties it takes to meet our demand for year-round grapes. She visits Wageningen University in the Netherlands to look at the technology that makes global food value chains possible. And with commentators and leading figures in research, she discusses the risks that complicated networks can create, and how food can be produced in a sustainable way for an ever growing global population.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Where in the world does our food come from and why? Charlotte Smith investigates.

What are we eating? Where does it come from? Why does that make sense? In a new series, Charlotte Smith explores the global networks that supply us with food and asks why they have become so complex. Charlotte visits a Kent grape importer and finds out how many countries and how many varieties it takes to meet our demand for year-round grapes. She visits Wageningen University in the Netherlands to look at the technology that makes global food value chains possible. And with commentators and leading figures in research, she discusses the risks that complicated networks can create, and how food can be produced in a sustainable way for an ever growing global population.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0102Cheap and Plentiful

Charlotte Smith continues her investigation into the complex global food networks that are able to give us what we want to eat, whenever we want it. In episode two, Charlotte looks at how money flows around the food chain and at the drive for ever more efficient production. Why have the Netherlands been so successful both as producers and exporters of food - and how are fraudsters making money out of the complexities of the global food system?

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0102Cheap And Plentiful20180220

Charlotte Smith continues her investigation into the complex global food networks that are able to give us what we want to eat, whenever we want it. In episode two, Charlotte looks at how money flows around the food chain and at the drive for ever more efficient production. Why have the Netherlands been so successful both as producers and exporters of food - and how are fraudsters making money out of the complexities of the global food system?

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Charlotte Smith explores the global food chains that give us what we want, when we want it

Charlotte Smith continues her investigation into the complex global food networks that are able to give us what we want to eat, whenever we want it. In episode two, Charlotte looks at how money flows around the food chain and at the drive for ever more efficient production. Why have the Netherlands been so successful both as producers and exporters of food - and how are fraudsters making money out of the complexities of the global food system?

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0103The Good Consumer

What's the difference between a consumer and a citizen? Research suggests many of us talk in an environmentally conscious way outside the supermarket, then turn into ruthless bargain hunters once we're inside. Charlotte Smith ends her look at global food value chains by exploring how we shop, and how much influence we have over where our food comes from.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0103The Good Consumer20180227

What's the difference between a consumer and a citizen? Research suggests many of us talk in an environmentally conscious way outside the supermarket, then turn into ruthless bargain hunters once we're inside. Charlotte Smith ends her look at global food value chains by exploring how we shop, and how much influence we have over where our food comes from.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

Charlotte Smith concludes her investigation into the complex world of global food chains.

What's the difference between a consumer and a citizen? Research suggests many of us talk in an environmentally conscious way outside the supermarket, then turn into ruthless bargain hunters once we're inside. Charlotte Smith ends her look at global food value chains by exploring how we shop, and how much influence we have over where our food comes from.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

0103The Good Consumer20180227

Charlotte Smith concludes her investigation into the complex world of global food chains.

Where in the world does our food come from and why? Charlotte Smith investigates

0103The Good Consumer2018022720180305 (R4)

Charlotte Smith concludes her investigation into the complex world of global food chains.

Where in the world does our food come from and why? Charlotte Smith investigates

What's the difference between a consumer and a citizen? Research suggests many of us talk in an environmentally conscious way outside the supermarket, then turn into ruthless bargain hunters once we're inside. Charlotte Smith ends her look at global food value chains by exploring how we shop, and how much influence we have over where our food comes from.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.