08 May '11, 4pm

A Vision For Truly Sustainable Fruit & Vegetable Farming ~ ~ @Eco #Farm #Sustainability #Conservation

A Vision For Truly Sustainable Fruit & Vegetable Farming ~ ~ @Eco #Farm #Sustainability #Conservation

Many responsible consumers would like to be able to buy fruits and vegetables that have been raised in a sustainable manner, and many retail and food service entities want to be able to respond to that demand. There are multiple existing and in-process efforts to define “Sustainability” for the specialty crops that make up the fruit and vegetable sectors. I have been participating in some of these discussions and reading the scientific publications on the subject. I’m going to throw out “my vision of Sustainable Production” for these crops, which is really based on that literature and on the practical innovations by the farming community. I’ve already written and posted about what sustainable farming might mean for the major row crops . There are some similarities, but many differences.

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