Industrialization and globalization don't really want to "do" anything. These are social descriptions to abstract the behavior and actions of people. The problem is that a capitalistic society tends to not allocate costs properly, especially environmental costs, without government regulation. Feedback loops that would ordinarily limit or constrain people and organizational behavior are attenuated and ineffective because there is not a strong and direct consequence to poor behavior.
Localizing and being smaller does not necessarily reduce impact to land and other resources nor is it necessarily more sustainable. What makes for impact reduction and sustainability is having the necessary feedback loops in place so that behavior changes and having the necessary technology that allows people to make the changes.
For example a town that depends on firewood which in turn leads to deforestation as well as health problems due to wood smoke may be turned around by installing solar cell technology and using propane fueled cooking, both of which are products of industrialization.
One type of feed back loop is Law suits by people that are affected by industrial agriculture practices. See this about nitrate contamination of surface water from run off Growers Face Lawsuit for Water Nitrate Pollution however in this case I believe the lawsuit was dismissed With Water Works' lawsuit dismissed, water quality is the legislature's problem so now the feedback changes from direct civil lawsuit to indirect government regulation.
There is also evidence that consumer preference changes affects the practices of industrial farming when those practices have been identified as problematic.
See this article For the First Time, Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Drops
This year’s report could just be the beginning. In January of this
year, the FDA implemented a policy three years in the making: It asked
manufacturers to stop selling antibiotics important for human
medicine, such as penicillin and tetracycline, for growth promotion in
animals. So the sales numbers will likely drop further in the next
The 2016 report is also the first time the FDA has broken down
antibiotic sales by species. The chicken industry has, thus far, been
the focus of reducing antibiotic use. Fast-food companies including
McDonald’s, Burger King, and KFC have vowed to cut antibiotics from
their chicken, and at this point, almost all of the major chicken
suppliers have done the same.