Food is increasingly becoming big business, and around the world small farmers are leaving the land. Urbanisation, supermarkets, and changing diets are also putting pressure on the land and changing the face of farming. Food is increasingly subject to the pressures and efficiencies of the marketplace.But is this the right way forward? Should food be treated as a global commodity? Is industrial farming the best way to meet demand and protect the environment? Or should more be done globally to protect small independent farmers and the food they produce? We’re in the midst of a rural revolution – but is it for better or for worse?
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