>Are there any other food production or sin-related measures that /islam/ would take into consideration with modern times separating the purely religious reasonings that should be absolutely followed from the practical application reasonings that were implemented for the protection of the individual?
Well, I can tell you what wasn't taken into consideration : factory farm animal meat.
Halal, when it comes to procuring animal meat, is about minimizing the suffering of the animal. The precautions taken when slaughtering an animal (ie : making sure the blade is sharp, keeping the slaughter scene away from other animals, etc) are all for this reason. But now, we have factory farms, and I don't need to tell you how they trea the animals there. The point is : would slaughtering the animal according to Islamic teachings still make its meat halal, when the animal had suffered all throughout its life under the farm's supervision?