Source: United Soybean Board

As the topic of sustainability grows in importance, grasping a clear definition of what the term means is crucial. To help better define the term, the United Soybean Board has launched a new Web platform,, that defines the concept and points to agriculture as the original sustainability success story.

"Many people define and measure sustainability differently, and the discussion about what it really means can generate more heat than light," said David Wilson, USB Sustainability Initiative Chair and soybean farmer from Lincoln, Ala. "Agriculture has been working well for 10,000 years, so it has always been sustainable historically. But soybean producers are doing some innovative work recently to improve on that success and make sure soybean production continually decreases environmental impact and remains sustainable going forward."

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