Soil Association report: Organic Cotton Production Reduces GHG, Water and Energy Use

Switching to organic production could reduce the global warming impact of cotton production by 46% compared to non-organic cotton production, reduce consumption of scarce fresh water by over 90%, and decrease energy use by over 60%, according to Cool Cotton – Organic Cotton and Climate Change, a recent Soil Association report. The organization notes that conventional cotton has been called the world’s dirtiest crop due to its heavy use of insecticides and water, high greenhouse gas emissions, and land use practices. Globally, cotton production releases 220 million tonnes of CO2e, and one tonne of non-organic cotton produces 1.8 tonnes of CO2e.
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Source: GOTS news (Thursday, September 10, 2015)
Monday, January 04, 2016
Submitted by Andrea Bischof


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