If you work in the agriculture industry, it's common knowledge that less than 2 percent of the country's population works in it. Another widely recognized fact is fewer and fewer of our country’s citizens know where their food comes from — other than a grocery store.
According to the Cambridge English dictionary, a very simplistic definition of sustainability is "the quality of being able to continue over a period of time." When you look at the history of the poultry and egg industry, we can claim with great confidence we meet that standard.
I write this because in April of this year, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on a lawsuit environmental groups filed against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the agency finalized a rule that provided a narrow exemption for reporting the low-level emission of ammonia from poultry houses under CERCLA and EPCRA.