Why do we farm so much?

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The traditional farming practices we see today are, in many ways, the same as those that led to the end of the First World War.

For instance, the rise of the mass production of crops and the massive use of land has left a huge footprint on our land.

In addition, the increasing importance of chemicals in our food production has also had a big impact on the environment, with many chemical plants now being destroyed, and millions of tonnes of waste being thrown away each year.

But we’ve also seen a lot of innovation in how we grow our food, and as a result, the number of hectares we’re farming has gone up dramatically.

This infographic from The Economist illustrates just how much our agricultural system has changed over the past 100 years.

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