Jimmy Doherty takes a tour around a raspberry farm investigating how the 17 million raspberries grown per year get from the plant to the supermarket in on piece. Raspberries attract many bugs and to reduce the use of pesticides the farm are using new technology to blow hot air through the raspberry bushes to blow out and kill the bugs. He then helps hand pick the raspberries which are only touched once before being bought by consumers.

This clip is from:
Jimmy's Food Factory
First broadcast:
9 February 2011

This clip could be paused near the beginning to ask students the same question as Jimmy Doherty poses to the customers: 'From the fruits on the plate, which one is a berry?'
This clip could also be used to develop understanding of modern production methods of seasonal fruit and to generate discussion about the use of pesticides on the foods we eat . Raspberries are a delicate fruit, susceptible to attack from pests, such as aphids, and the clip shows how experimental techniques are being used to reduce the use of pesticides.