Huge increases in global food production since the 1960s have depended on chemicals and industrial-style intensive farming. In the wake of cancer scares and Mad Cow Disease, consumers are going organic. And so does this week’s ‘Hands On’ programme. In Malawi the ‘Freedom Farm’ draws on traditional and new chemical-free methods to boost production and in India the demand for cotton grown without pesticides creates new challenges. While in Spain and the UK we focus on the successful marketing of organic products.
Films in this series