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Sustainable

Definition:

This term has no standard definition, but it is generally used to describe food production that does not deplete nonrenewable resources (like petroleum) and is mindful of the well-being of animals, workers, the environment, and the local community. Related term: Sustainable agriculture

Example of Sustainable:

A person could learn to be more sustainable by starting to reduce their carbon footprints and to save water. The sustainability movement aspires to save the earth’s precious resources for our future generations.
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