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industrial agriculture (s) (noun), industrial agricultures (pl)
A modern method of producing food which is characterized by the use of high-yield varieties of crops and livestock, in connection with intensive inputs in the form of machinery, energy, fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, and other chemicals, and irrigation water: "Industrial agriculture is much more energy-intensive than traditional agriculture, and there are those who also say it results in larger crop yields."
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