Ronald Bailey Explains How Real Factories Will Replace Factory Farms

Room for buffalo to roam and antelope to play.


Cow in Petri Dish
Men's Fitness

Modern biotechnology could put dairy farms out of business. And not just dairy, but lots of other farms as well, including those that produce meat, leather, and even staple starches. In fact, the amount of land devoted to agriculture could shrink by 80 percent in the next few decades. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey explores how emerging biotechnologies aiming to produce milk, meat and staple starches could restore hundreds of millions of acres to nature.