If this is the only way we can feed ourselves, are there too many of us wanting way too much?
The USA has lost a third of its topsoil over the last century. The loss is made up for with infusions of chemical fertilizers and biological engineering.
These pictures show the condition of the sea floor after the sweep of a bottom trawler: rich life before, death and destruction after.
This is a picture of beautifully managed modern agriculture. BUT the fertility of the soil will be eroding AND what about those thousands of fellow creatures who never see more than a few square metres of space before they are carried off to the factory slaughter house. This is all profoundly disrespectful of life.