If, as Wendell Berry wrote, “Eating is an agricultural act”, the agri-food company directly contributes to the responsibility for human survival and well-being. And also of soil, plants and animals, air and water.
It is a general interest, protected by an increasingly complicated system of local, national and European rules.
Cultivating the land or running a food processing company can be very satisfying. Often easier to grasp with the assistance of a good lawyer!