Is Big Farming Necessarily Bad Farming?

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

Sustainability and local sourcing are this summer's buzzwords. The trend has gotten so much hype that we are seeing a new wave of independent farming enthusiasts. So far, we've seen startups that want to help  local farmers connect with chefs, top chefs taking their operations from the city to more rural places, as well as new measures being taken for the fight against genetically modified food - all in the name of sustainability.  

All of this has consumers hating on the big guys - that is, the farmers who aren't small and perhaps grow GM products. We're led to believe that these large farms have no concern for the environment nor do they take as much care in their crops. This leaves us wondering: does big farming mean bad farming? Read More