you're want future food, you
need future farms.
But they can't just be any old farms.
Future farms need to be scientific, technological and sanitised.
It can't be a place of straw and horses and muck and ruddy-faced
rustics quaffing pints of ale in a manner to please G. K. Chesterton.
It has to be a machine for growing food where corn is sown in tanks,
meat grows in test tubes, where cows are washed and fed and milked on
rotolactors and where health and safety notices in nice, clean plastic
adorn every flat surface. It must be a place of chrome and
electricity and robots where the stink of manure is replaced by the
tang of ozone.
In other words, it must be a most unfarmlike
farm of the sort imagined by people who don't really like the country
all that much and farms least of all.
Think of it was a chicken coop designed by a
technocratic fox-- if you'll pardon the rural metaphor.