Food Machine


With over 5 billion hungry mouths to feed around the world, the food industry is big business. Some people have nothing to eat while others choose to eat nothing. Advertising and fashion magazines hold sway over eating habits in some countries, while others suffer from trade rules causing food shortages.

How do we reconcile a world where crash dieting exists alongside inner-city hunger? Experts have plenty to say about the ironies of the food trade - where global competition and mechanisation threaten traditional food cultures.

This compelling series is rich food for thought, as it explores the soup kitchens and farmers fields across the planet. From the vineyards of France to the fisheries of Senegal, examine how the globalization of the food industry is effecting dinner tables around the world.