As we face into a recession, Ear to the Ground is back with a fresh, new look at how Ireland is changing. As people take a hard look at how they spend their money, and supermarkets undercut each other as they vie for market share, Ear to the Ground will kick of the new series with an investigation into the effect of cheaper food on the Irish farming industry, and on us the consumer. Lower prices may spell good news for consumers but will Irish farmers be the real victims? Darragh McCullough reports on a vegetable industry in crisis as Irish producers struggle to compete with imports and supermarkets constantly strive to drive the price down. Do we as consumers care if our food is Irish or is cheap food now the most important consideration? Elsewhere, new presenter Ella McSweeney takes a thorough look at what actually goes into a sausage and finds out if we can really eat cheaply without compromising our health.