RA­DIO 4, MAY 29, 15.30

Countryfile Magazine - - Lazy Days -

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.

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