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unsustainable agriculture

[ uhn-suh-stey-nuh-buhl ag-ri-kuhl-cher ]

noun

  1. any of a number of farming methods, such as repeatedly growing the same crop and overusing chemicals, that eventually result in the depletion of the natural resources necessary for productive agriculture. Compare sustainable agriculture ( def ).


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Origin of unsustainable agriculture1

First recorded in 1980–85

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