This BBC web page tells the sorry tale of Eastern European migrant leek pickers (and the farmers who use their services) apparently being exploited by unscrupulous, illegal gang masters.
It touches on the perennial tale of people who are seeking to improve their lives being told that there is somewhere else where ‘the streets are paved with gold’, but being sadly disappointed on arrival.
“”They promised us that there would be work. They showed us the pay cheques that they are really sending people over there and they are working. That’s how we got here by believing in them. I would have earned more money in Lithuania.””
It seems that some ‘upmarket’ supermarkets are among those selling this tainted produce.
Image from The Garden of Eaden.