Migrant workers often fall prey to dismal working conditions. They scavenge on a global labour market and take on any trade in order to preserve their dignity. In so doing, they can become the ill fortuned protagonists of trafficking, forced labour and unwarranted abuse from the communities they allegedly “invade”. While it may seem a grim exaggeration, this is exactly what happened to hundreds of people in Sweden during the summer of 2012. Compelled by the promise of an unregulated blueberry market, they drove into small communities and spread across the forests in search of “blue gold”.