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Protecting Our Planet and Protecting Ourselves: The Importance of Organic Cotton


Green Lifestyle  (tags: clothing, conservation, eco-friendly, ecosystems, environment, family, greenliving, health, humans, organic, protection, Sustainabililty, water, world )

Kathy
- 519 days ago - cornucopia.org
When picking out that new top or cute dress, the style and fit are the obvious attributes we focus on. But how and where -- and from what materials -- that clothing is made is important too,



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jeanne schreurs (208)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:45 am
Quote: "The main benefit of organic materials, however, is that the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms. These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems.

And yet, less than one percent of all cotton grown is organic. We can and must do better."

In my opinion there are not many people aware of this.
 

Spirit Spider (86)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:56 am
Less than one percent :(
 

Kathy B. (102)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:29 pm
Very good point Jeanne.

Organic cotton anything is a bit more expensive just like organic food. But think of how many chemicals we could be keeping out of our environment by even buying a few organic items.

The more that is bought the more demand there will be for growers to start growing organic.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:40 pm
Less than once percent is not good enough
 

Jerry B. (120)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:12 pm
Noted..thanks Kathy!
 

Julia R. (294)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:15 pm
Great information! I will make sure that from now on that any cotton I buy will be organic! Thank you for this excellent post.
 

Ada P. (25)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:07 am
something important, and really , rather easy to do... so you'll buy 2 tshirts instead of 3, so what? you'll have more space in closet ;)
 
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