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Facts about sustainable agriculture

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Sustainable agriculture can be defined in many ways, but ultimately it seeks to sustain farmers, resources and communities by promoting certain practices. Here are a couple things to know about it:

– Roughly 40% of today’s global population works in agriculture, making it the largest employer in the world.

– Sustainable agriculture is the rejection of the industrial approach to food production.

– The ecological and social price of factory farms is erosion, deforestation, contaminated soil and water, loss of biodiversity, labor abuses and the decline of family farms.

–  Sustainable agriculture embraces a range of techniques that are organic, free-range, holistic and biodynamic.

Richelle Fosberry, Mojo PR

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