The dizzying grandeur of corporate agriculture

by George Steinmetz

The worker seen here is spraying an antibacterial solution into the turkey pens to prevent disease. Photo: George Steinmetz/The New York Times
Product: Turkeys Facility: Gary’s Gobblers Location: Northeastern Iowa Output: 150,000 turkeys per year.  The worker seen here is spraying an antibacterial solution into the turkey pens to prevent disease. Photo: George Steinmetz/The New York Times  

Our industrialized food system nourishes more people, at lower cost, than any comparable system in history. It also exerts a terrifyingly massive influence on our health and our environment. Photographer George Steinmetz spent nearly a year traveling the country to capture that system, in all its scope, grandeur and dizzying scale.

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