Riverford Wicked Leeks

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Over the last twenty years lots of food companies have investigated ways to cut their costs. For many of them this has meant building one big hyper efficient factory to handle and distribute food from far and wide.

It would seem that this relentless drive for cutting costs has reached new levels. Youngs Seafood recently announced that they are going to start shipping their Scottish shellfish 17,000 miles to Thailand for de-shelling, to take advantage of very cheap Thai labour. The de-shelled langoustine will then make the return journey back to the factory in Scotland to be breaded and packed before eventually ending up on the shelves of our supermarkets.

So, will our nation