I have a premise about the real world in about 20-30 years. I'm wondering if there is discussion among literary or sci-fi writers about predicting how the future could reasonably be. The novel wouldn't be for entertainment or truly dystopian as it is a world grounded in the plausible. For example, as a hypothetical illustration, if I were to write about how the continued use of antibiotics in livestock reduces the potency for human medicine and this leads to a plague, how do writers and publishers treat the dilemma of being fair to the agricultural sector? How does one avoid pitfalls of being labelled sensationally alarmist?