The Unseen Cost of Agriculture in Argentina
One photographer's journey to show how the large-scale production of soy, cattle, and wood, hits some communities especially hard.
The modern industrial food system, for all its wrinkles and blemishes, makes it fairly easy to know where your food actually comes from. If it's one of the elite foods in a supermarket, look at the sticker. Some growers stamp a code on fruit for eaters to identify the exact field of origin. On matters of corn, or one of the hundreds of foods that contain a derivative of corn, you have a 60 percent chance of guessing that it came from the United States or China.
But what about the other foods? The foods that aren't under the klieg lights, the ones used as ingredients or livestock feed or pulverized into powder or oil before they show up in your