Sustainable agriculture can feed the world without damaging the environment or threatening human health. The pages in this section describe what it means to produce food sustainably and how we can transition to a sustainable food future.
Sustainable Livestock Husbandry
Sustainable Crop Production
Local/Regional Food Systems
Food & Personal Health
Most food in the US is now produced on large-scale industrial crop and livestock operations. This section describes the environmental, socioeconomic and public health problems created by industrial agriculture, underscoring the importance of transitioning to a sustainable food future.
Industrial Livestock Production
Industrial Crop Production
Impacts of Industrial Agriculture
Energy Use and Climate Change
Community & Economy
After leaving the farm, foods are transported, processed and distributed. Learn how this affects food safety, food access and food security, and the viability of local and regional food systems.
From the farm bill to crop subsidies, learn how policy and economics affect what kind of food is produced, how it's produced, and who has access to it.