The Future Of Food

FOOD TELEVISION – Wednesdays from 11 August, 9.30pm

We take our food for granted. Supermarket shelves groan with an incredible variety of produce – of all seasons, and from all over the world. But at the end of 2007 and into 2008 as food riots swept the world, we saw that the international food system is not as stable as it looks. Is this just the beginning of a new era of food – an era when the old certainties are radically overturned? Travelling to America, Latin America, India, Africa and Europe, this series unravels the complicated web of links that binds the world together, bringing food from farm to table, and asks what needs to happen to avert a major global food crisis.