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Agro-industry, the dominant agricultural paradigm in the 21st century, is the large-scale production, processing, and packaging of food, fiber and energy using modern equipment, agro-chemicals including biocides and industrial methods.

Agro-industrial farming is typically degenerative to it's environment and relies on depleting natural resources such as energy, soil fertility and biodiversity.

Western Reductionist thinking

Economy of scale

Industrial pork

Industrial chicken