Sustainability standards are a growing issue for U.S. agriculture producers. The definition of 'sustainability' remains fluid and unresolved, often tainted with the perceptions of major retailers — rather than scientific analysis and tangible research.

When it comes to producing sustainable agricultural products, farmers, growers and producers have to contend with multiple definitions of sustainability which are adding cost to production without necessarily benefiting the environment.

On the far side of the globe, agriculture producers are encountering some of the same sustainability problems facing U.S. farmers.

Please see the following article for more on global sustainability standard issues.