For many years, we have produced the majority of our food through industrial agriculture - a system dominated by large farms growing the same crops year after year, while using immense amounts of chemical pesticides and fertilizers that deteriorate our planet’s soil, water, air, and climate. This system is not built to last, for it wastes and destroys the very resources it depends on. But as technology and science continue to advance, a growing number of innovative farmers and scientists are progressing toward a farming system that is much more sustainable - environmentally, economically, and socially.
What is sustainable agriculture?
At its core, sustainable agriculture is a food production system that promotes the preservation of the environment, human health, and farmers' economic stability and quality of life. Sustainable agriculture involves the development of farming practices that conserve water, reduce chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and minimize air, water, and soil contamination while promoting biodiversity in the ecosystem.