What is Sustainable Agriculture

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Agriculture Past, Present & Future

Throughout history agriculture has shaped the way we live. Agriculture has undergone significant developments since the time of the earliest cultivation. Introducing agricultural techniques such as irrigation, crop rotation, the application of fertilizers has helped people throughout history better develop their food systems.

However today we have gotten away from the agricultural practices that allowed us to sustain our ways of life and have moved towards mass production and non-natural ways of growing food. Such as creating GMO’s and using way too much chemicals in our growing process. Because of this in recent years there has been a backlash against the external environmental effects of conventional agriculture, resulting in the organic and local movements.

This is where we need to move to today here at Agrilicious we believe the next revolution in Agriculture is locally-grown, whether it be down the street or in your backyard, you can grow your own food and have it be healthy and nutritious without having to harm the environment by using pesticides and non-organic fertilizers. All while still being able to apply crop rotation and other agriculture techniques that have helped us grow our food for generations.

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Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture is a system that utilizes an understanding of natural processes along with the latest scientific advances to create integrated, resource-conserving farming systems. It integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities. These systems will reduce environmental degradation, are economically viable, maintain a stable rural community, and provide a productive agriculture in both the short and the long term.

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History of Organic Farming in the U.S.

History of Organic Farming in the U.S.

Beginning in the 1940s, Rodale provided the main source of information about "non-chemical" farming methods and was heavily influential in the development of organic production methods. Rodale drew many of his ideas from Sir Albert Howard, a British scientist who spent years observing traditional systems in India.

By the 1970s, increased environmental awareness and consumer demand fueled the growth of the organic industry. However, the new organic industry suffered growing pains. Although there was general agreement on philosophical approaches, no standards or regulations existed defining organic agriculture.

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