While some will lay the spread of coronavirus at the feet of the World Health Organisation (for protecting China from criticism in its refusal to accept that they had a deadly virus) others will try to claim it was caused by 5G cellular service or vaccines. Almost all Europeans will be skeptical of those claims. What about blaming agriculture? On that topic, many Europeans do believe it is a problem, and some are willing to consider that it led to more COVID-19.
When the crisis is over, instead of being more suspicious of environmental NGOs that have spread misinformation about SARS-CoV-2, there is likely to be more trust in claims that less modern agriculture and greater pushes for "agroecology" are needed. Writing in Riso Italiano, Flavio Barozzi of Agricultural Society of Lombardy worries that EU agriculture is going to be penalized using beliefs that the old ways were good enough. There are already calls to mandate that food be "“30% organically grown” along with only using 50% of pesticides.This would all be enabled by the reduction of 35% of European food production by 2050 and benefit us all with more biodiversity.
There may be more biodiversity but it would be due to famine. A lot of land would revert to nature if people died. And a reduction in food production would impact the poor the most. They won't be able to afford the more expensive alternatives to conventional agriculture, they will be competing against wealthy people.
Increased criminalization of agriculture could do just that. Their basis will be unsubstantiated claims domestic animals caused this virus to spread. While it is certainly true in Wuhan's wet markets, where carcasses, live animals, and exotic (often illegal, in the civilized world) creatures are sold, there is no instance where a cow or chicken spread coronavirus any differently than animals can technically spread the common cold. The criminalization of agriculture will lead to increased centralization by government. The same government in Italy that jailed scientists for not predicting an earthquake but were unprepared for a coronavirus disease outbreak despite MERS being a few miles from their coast in 2012 will increasingly need to take control of food production. Ramazzini Institute is very good at creating statistics to promote their beliefs but there is no evidence they can actually grow anything.
That would mean even more reliance on the same industrial agriculture NGOs oppose. The history of humanity is a history of uneven population growth, different than any other species. That uneven growth has been cities. Dense cities mean fewer people working in food production than ever, which means that government experimentation puts over 90 percent of their citizens at risk of disaster.