Ezra Klein defends agricultural industrialization:
Whether industrial farms are "good" or "bad," I've seen very little evidence that makes me believe we're going to move away from them. As I asked in the post, is there any example of a sector de-industrializing? ... I'm increasingly less convinced that small and big are, in the overall scheme of things, terribly useful dividing lines for the future of agriculture. Whether one could hypothetically imagine feeding the world using decentralized production methods, I don't see much reason to believe it will happen. At the same time, small farms can be run wastefully and large farms can be run sustainably.