07 Feb '12, 12am

Monsanto

Why are we singling out Monsanto? It's true that Monsanto isn't the only company promoting products and practices that impede the progress of sustainable agriculture. But none of Monsanto's competitors come close to matching its impact on U.S. agriculture—or, thanks to its huge investment in lobbying and advertising, on farm policy. What exactly do we mean by sustainable agriculture, anyway? There are many definitions of sustainable agriculture out there, but most of them share some common threads. At a minimum, to be sustainable, an agricultural system must be: economically viable (farmers who use it must be able to maintain thriving businesses); ecologically sound (it must preserve the natural systems and resources it depends on, so that future generations can continue to use them); socially beneficial (it must meet the human needs of both the farm itself and the wider c...

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