It would be better to ask, "How was this farmed?" and more broadly, "How should we be farming?" In an eloquent piece for The Guardian, Rebanks argues that what we choose to eat isn't just a personal choice. It's part of a "world-shaping message that is broadcast across the fields and determines what farmers choose to grow and how they must do it."
Rebanks would like to see more emphasis on good farming techniques, such as maintaining soil health through crop rotation and no-till methods, maintaining hedgerows and field trees as microhabitats for #wildlife, and preserving increasingly rare natural features such as peat bogs, wetlands, and forests. He is a supporter of regenerative #agriculture, which is defined as a "holistic land management practice that leverages the power of #photosynthesis in plants to close the carbon cycle, and build #soil health, crop resilience and nutrient density." This can include raising #livestock in a way that uses grazing to repair soil and deal with surplus plant material.