There is a difference in kind between complex, integrated, low input, free range systems of land, soil, organic matter, fungi & macroinvertebrates, plants & animals, and ….
….. industrial high energy input feedlot systems which abuse each of those – well, and people, community & local economy as well. (And it’s destroys many functions and replaces them with yet more techno- and energy-inputs.)
Each provides functions to the other in an Agroecological system. This is one of the best pictures I’ve seen to capture that integrated whole.
The functions & flows that connect and build & restore & create something new.
Pinched graphic from Sara Keough 😊