Today’s “agricultural system” is “unsustainable.”

Farming. France. 1938.

Farming in France. 1938.

Here is a redacted sentence from a recent, on the whole, thoughtful essay:

We oppose X because we oppose the unsustainable agricultural system they serve.

Please tell me how today’s “agricultural system” is “unsustainable.” And how is it less sustainable than the agriculture practiced 100 or 1000 or 10000 years ago?

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