What’s Up With Cotton? (October 12, 2005)
The Beyond Organic Radio Show

What’s Up With Cotton?

Cotton is found in the most unlikely places including cattle feed, paper money and even candy bars. Cotton also accounts for more than 25% of the world's insecticide use.

As the world’s second largest cotton producer, the U.S. is seeing a slowly rising demand for a more eco-friendly, socially responsible version.

But what are the barriers to growing organic cotton and how are farmers tackling the unique challenges of growing the world’s most popular fabric?

Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, as we learn about sustainable clothing, the challenges of growing organic cotton and how pesticide exposure is affecting farm workers.

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