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BBC Radio 4 Farming Today 05.45 4 August 2004

And we hear a new folk song that's been written to pay tribute to migrant seasonal workers. It was commissioned by researchers from the University of Leeds and Oxford who are running a project called 'Feeding the Nation' to track the experiences of workers throughout the 2020 and 2021 harvests.

Interview with singer Danny Pedler and Dr Bethany Robertson.

Pedler // Russell As we enter the summer months, the British public will enjoy punnets of fruit, picked on British farms, the name of the farm proudly displayed. The hands that plucked each individual fruit are not named.

Created in collaboration with researchers Dr Roxana Barbulescu, Prof Carlos Vargas Silva and Dr. Bethany Robertson in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds and COMPAS University of Oxford. This new track aims to raise awareness on the lived experiences of seasonal workers in the UK.

Feed The Nation