Global organic cotton campaign launched by the Soil Association and GOTS

The New Organic Cotton Initiative will set the record straight – communicating to both brands and consumers how organic production and processing offers the highest standards and the most reliable, trustworthy system for advocates of sustainability.

The initiative is detailed in a briefing paper - released today, which spells out five unique benefits organic production offers:

1. Give control to farmers, not GM companies
Organic farmers don\'t have their choices controlled by GM companies

2. Eliminate hazardous synthetic pesticides
Organic cotton doesn’t use dangerous pesticides, protecting farmers’ lives and the environment

3. Help farmers feed their families
Organic cotton enables farmers to grow other crops for food and income

4. Save precious water
Organic cotton uses less water, preserving a scarce and precious resource for the future

5. Combat climate change
Organic cotton farming uses less energy and healthy organic soils store more CO2
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Source: GOTS & Soil Association (Thursday, October 04, 2012)
Friday, October 05, 2012
Submitted by Andrea Bischof


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