“A staggering 52% of the E.coli from pork and poultry samples were resistant to the antibiotic trimethoprim, which is used to treat over half of lower urinary-tract infections. …
Trimethoprim is commonly used to mass-medicate whole groups of animals via their feed or water.” (https://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2016/09/further-proof-of-an-antibiotic-apocalypse)
If you suffer from a urinary tract infection, try applying some supermarket poultry.
“The National Trust, a major landowner, recently called for complete reform of the British farm subsidy system after Brexit, ending payments for simply owning land and only rewarding farmers who improve the environment and help wildlife. The NFU criticised the plan, saying food production is vital.” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/25/british-wildlife-needs-new-laws-to-protect-it-post-brexit-poll-shows)
There really should be a reward system for producing food, such as, say, selling it for money.
“Some have estimated that tinkering with Rubisco [the enzyme responsible for converting carbon dioxide into sugar] and ways to boost the concentration of carbon dioxide around it could generate up to a 60% increase in the yields of crops such as rice and wheat.” (http://www.nature.com/news/hacked-photosynthesis-could-boost-crop-yields-1.15949)
Tinkering: the watchword of genetic modification.
“While acknowledging the importance of pollinators, the government’s response also importantly recognises the value to society of food production and the underpinning role pesticides play in that production.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24024634)
The government itself seems to be suffering the disorienting and addictive effects of neonicotinoid ingestion.