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Food Movement Glossary



Agriculture is the science of farming, which includes the cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. It also refers to the production of crops, the raising of livestock, and farming in general.

Example of Agriculture:

About 70% of fresh water use is directed for agricultural practices, such as growing crops and raising animals. Unsustainable continues to create long term damages to the environment.
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