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Blood, Sweat and Takeaways
Six young British food consumers go to live and work alongside the workers in south east Asian food industries.
The group leaves Indonesia behind and heads to one of the poorest and most remote regions of Thailand to live and work in the rice-growing communities. They take on their toughest challenge yet, as they must survive on only the typical rice worker's wages they earn.
The Brits arrive in Kalimantan, Indonesia to live and work alongside the workers in the prawn industry. Their home is a shack in the jungle with no beds, no TV and no running water and dinner is what you can catch. Instead of fishing for prawns in the ocean, the Brits are surprised to find themselves waist deep in mud working on a prawn farm.
The Brits tackle Indonesia's tuna industry in Bitung on the island of Sulawesi. In the U.K., the populace consume over a billion tins of tuna a year and Bitung's canneries supply to many British supermarkets and sandwich chains. The Brits live with tuna workers in basic communities, endure 90-degree heat in the canneries and struggle with the harsh realities of life on a traditional wooden tuna boat in the western Pacific.
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