It is common for people to talk about their vision of agriculture. But usually those visions are limited. They are limited by the individuals’ pre-conceived idea of what they want agriculture to be. For example, HSUS would have a vision of agriculture where all the animals ran free and were not consumed for food. Organic groups would have a vision of agriculture where farmers did not use any chemical products or biotechnology. Some environmental groups would have a vision of farmers working the land with hand tools.
Such visions fit into these artificially-constructed worldviews of food production but do not fit into the real world of a global population who wants safe, affordable, and plentiful food supply. [read full text]