Salads, Veg, Supply chain dynamics, Labour issues, Food waste…what do we do?

First came Brexit. Then the coronavirus. And now, there’s the very real prospect that mountains of perfectly good food will be left to rot in fields up and down the UK. The reason? We don’t have the people to pick it. Yet. Eating your greens is very important as we all know. Even during a coronavirus lockdown, you cannot subsist only on stockpiles of penne, baked beans, and toilet paper, and hope to stay reasonably healthy. The problem with fruits and vegetables, though, is that – before appearing daily on your supermarket’s shelves – they need to be picked from the field.

We look to get a glimpse of what is happening in the “field” with our key industry experts on the subjects of labor as well as delving into the sustainable supply chains and how they will adapt post the current situation. We also will be talking to a business that has created a solution to fresh produce waste to help fight food waste in the wake of the pandemic. In the last week they have moved 251 pallets of fresh produce, equating to 36,741 packages and in total their new business has helped feed over 500,000 people!

Watch and listen, and be inspired.

Host: Max MacGillivray – Editor in Chief, Beanstalk Global

Recorded Apr 2020

Our expert panel

Jack Ward

CEO British Growers Association

Andrew Burgess

Director of Agriculture, Produce World Ltd

Beverly Dixon

Group HR Director at G’s Group

Rick Sanderson

CCO & Founder Qadex Group 

Will Hill

Director, FruPro

Max MacGillivray

Editor in Chief, Beanstalk Global


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