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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

November 02, 2016

If you could help the environment, promote the fair treatment of farm animals, and feed your children food that's free of antibiotics and hormones, wouldn't you? Sustainable farming protects the environment, public health and animal welfare.

Environment: Sustainable farms have a strict 'No Pesticide', 'No Toxic Chemical' rule, allowing the plants and animals to mature naturally and allot for a variety of species. In doing so, these farms protect biodiversity and foster the development and maintenance of healthy ecosystems.

Humane Treatment of Animals: As an animal lover (and also a meat eater), this aspect of sustainable farming makes me feel good about my choices. I believe in eating meat as part of a balanced diet, but I also believe those animals deserve to live healthy, happy and natural lives. Sustainable farms implement livestock husbandry practices that protect animals' health and wellbeing.  By raising livestock on pastures, these farmers enable their animals to move freely, engage in instinctive behaviors, consume a natural diet, and avoid the stress and illness associated with confinement.

Public Health: Sustainable livestock farmers and ranchers raise animals without dangerous practices like use of nontherapeutic antibiotics or arsenic-based growth promoters.  Through careful, responsible management of livestock waste, sustainable farmers also protect humans from exposure to pathogens, toxins, and other hazardous pollutants. 

 

 

 

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