ON YOUR FARM
RADIO 4, MAY 29, 15.30
What will we be eating and how it will be grown in the decades ahead? Find out by listening to the finalists in the Future Food category of the 2018 BBC Food and Farming Awards. Judges, including founder of Leon restaurants John Vincent, will be meeting growers and innovators and tasting their produce.
In Buckinghamshire, the fields of Heritage Harvest sway with unusual varieties of wheat, barley, rye and ancient cereal crops that artisan bakers wax lyrical over. There’s a sharp contrast in Shropshire, where Harper Adams University’s hi-tech farm aims to use robotic technology to plant and harvest a crop without a single human entering the field.