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Food Industry Stories: Supermarket Secrets

Are They Lying About Our Food? Food Fraud Investigation Documentary

Who is paying the real price for the cheap food in our supermarkets? We investigate the conditions under which three staples – bananas, vegetables and fish – are produced.

In Italy, illegal workers from sub-Saharan Africa live in appalling conditions, picking tomatoes and more, working long hours under the control of omnipotent ‘caporalatos’. In Cameroon, the banana industry stands accused of appropriating land, polluting the environment and bribing local politicians. Meanwhile in Guinea, fish stocks are plundered by foreign fleets. The African workers on these ships are often exploited and abused.

This documentary was first released in 2013.

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