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Sustainable Agriculture: An Introduction

Sustainable agriculture is one that produces abundant food without depleting the earth’s resources or polluting its environment. It is agriculture that follows the principles of nature to develop systems for raising crops and livestock that are, like nature, self-sustaining. Sustainable agriculture is also the agriculture of social values, one whose success is indistinguishable from vibrant rural communities, rich lives for families on the farms, and wholesome food for everyone. But in the first decade of the 21st Century, sustainable agriculture, as a set of commonly accepted practices or a model farm economy, is still in its infancy—more than an idea, but only just.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-01-10 16:37:41
Description Sustainable agriculture is one that produces abundant food without depleting the earth’s resources or polluting its environment. It is agriculture that follows the principles of nature to develop systems for raising crops and livestock that are, like nature, self-sustaining. Sustainable agriculture is also the agriculture of social values, one whose success is indistinguishable from vibrant rural communities, rich lives for families on the farms, and wholesome food for everyone. But in the first decade of the 21st Century, sustainable agriculture, as a set of commonly accepted practices or a model farm economy, is still in its infancy—more than an idea, but only just.
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Source National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)
Keyword Sustainable agriculture, Sustainable farming
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2010-01-10 16:24:19
Date Last Modified 2010-01-10 16:37:41
Creator Richard Earles
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-01-10 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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