Wednesday October 21, 2020

The Good Life: Cotton on to a dirty secret

When we think of cotton, the images that come to mind are often soft, innocent, pure; the delicate feel of a baby's skin, or the comfort of a favourite lived-in T-shirt.

7th April, 2012
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'In the US, the cotton industry is heavily subsidised, and growers are given little incentive to go organic'.

When we think of cotton, the images that come to mind are often soft, innocent, pure; the delicate feel of a baby's skin, or the familiar comfort of a favourite lived-in T-shirt.

Far from these idyllic responses are barrelfuls of toxic chemicals and forced child labour.

The unfortunate truth about cotton, one of the world's largest agricommodities, is that it's one of the dirtiest crops on the planet.

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