Sustainability is an abstract concept for some people. Here are some concrete examples of the impact it has on the planet, food supply, and society.

The global food system produces over $1.3 trillion worth of food every year and employs over a billion people. Moreover, cultivated fields and pasturage for livestock fill nearly 50% of the habitable land on Earth. These lands house and feed a diverse and resilient collection of wildlife, from microbes to bison and everything in between.  

But as the human population grows, so does consumption. As a result, our food system has evolved to pull as many calories from the ground as possible with little regard for the consequences. Luckily, recent years have seen the growth of the sustainability movement. Keep reading to learn about sustainable agriculture's potential impact if we employ it worldwide.