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Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment

Stillwater, Okla. — There is much to like about small, local farms and their influence on what we eat. But if we are to sustainably deal with problems presented by population growth and climate change, we need to look to the farmers who grow a majority of the country’s food and fiber.

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Large farmers — who are responsible for 80 percent of the food sales in the United States, though they make up fewer than 8 percent of…

Source: Why Industrial Farms Are Good for the Environment – The New York Times

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