Hidden Costs of Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture -- A New Vision

The Green Changemakers

[link] Much of the agriculture practiced in the United States today is industrial-style agriculture. This industrial agriculture is sometimes considered a great success. Many of the costs of industrial agriculture have been hidden and ignored in short-term calculations of profit and productivity, as practices have been developed with a narrow focus on increased production. But the environmental costs of agriculture are mounting.

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Creating the future we want

The Green Changemakers

Numerous government policies are now promoting sustainable management practices, while many people in the business and financial communities view sustainability as a means to reduce long-term risk, enhance competitiveness, and promote social well-being. Advances in science and technology are creating new economic opportunities and producing sustainable solutions, while expanded public access to global data and information is helping to shape business and government policies.