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Benefits of Organic Cotton

Health & Welfare of Cotton Workers & Families
Non organic cotton production can have serious health consequences with the World Health Organisation attributing a significant proportion of the 20,000 deaths each year due to pesticide poisoning to the cotton industry.

Organic cotton farmers report significant higher incomes and many are no longer struggling with debt due to the cost of the chemicals. Allowing them to educate their children and gain access to health care. Farmers can also grow food safely on their land, which they can then use to feed themselves and their families or sell to increase their income, thus providing food security.

Positive environmental Impact
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems such as composted manure and crop rotation, replenish and maintain soil fertility, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production.

Protecting the Water Supply
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, helping to reduce surface water contamination and helping to safeguard essential drinking water supplies.

An Alternative to GM
Although genetic engineering (GE) crops have resulted in a large increase in pesticide use and have failed to increase yield or tackle world hunger and poverty, according to a 2008 report released by Friends of the Earth and the Center for Food Safety. According to the report, four of every five acres of GE crops worldwide are Roundup Ready (RR) varieties, designed for use with glyphosate, a weed-killing pesticide.

U.S. government data reveals a 15-fold increase in the use of glyphosate on soybeans, corn and cotton in the U.S. from 1994 to 2005, driven by the adoption of RR versions of these crops.
Source: "Who Benefits from GM Crops? The Rise in Pesticide Use", Friends of the Earth and Center, February 2008.

 

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