There are some things that never stop moving. The network that allows fresh produce and various types of food from all around the world to reach your local supermarket is one of these things. This networks connects all of us together and it is constantly moving. Maybe that is the reason it earned the description of highway. Something is always traveling from one place to another. This documentary takes an interesting look at exactly how this happens every day. It also examines the important role that technology has played in allowing this to occur. Without technology, we would not be able to transport large amounts of food across long distances like we are successfully doing right now. Interestingly, the documentary also examines the cost of doing this, both financially and economically. This cost is compared to growing food more locally and distributing across shorter distances. The results are fascinating and you may learn something about why trips to the grocery store are so expensive.
There is a great impact in our society from this network of food shipments all over the world. On the other hand, these impacts are both positive and negative. At the end of the documentary, you will be able to decide for yourself if you believe the price is worth the benefits. Are we risking too much for food from all around the world or would we benefit from other options in the market? These are just some of the questions that are examined and research throughout the film. This documentary was produced and released by BBC.