October 16, 2012

Are your cotton clothes GMO?

cotton_clothes.jpg
In the current debate about the safety and labeling of GMO food products, there's another issue that may be overlooked. Is your clothing made from GMO grown cotton? The answer is most likely yes, unless it is organic cotton clothing.

The Telegraph reports:

The so-called 'franken frocks' will not harm the health of the person wearing the GM cotton but many feel that the public has not been consulted about the long term implications on the environment...

In India up to 90 per cent of the crop is now genetically engineered to be resistant to certain pests. In China and the US it is also GM...

Amy Leech, Soil Association research assistant, explained that GM cotton can use dangerous pesticides and gives farmers little control over their own crop.
She claimed that organic cotton uses less water and is a better deal for farmers.
"Growing cotton is a toxic business; it uses a lot of pesticides - putting in peril the lives of women, men and children in cotton farming communities. 77 million cotton workers suffer poisonings from pesticides each year."


Organic cotton clothing is becoming more and more affordable. Alternative Women's Organic Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Tee start at only $5!

Image: License

Attribution Some rights reserved by lemuelinchrist

Read More in: Fashion | environment

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Really Natural for all the latest news.

Posted by Jennifer Lance at October 16, 2012 9:41 AM

Mailing List
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Site Navigation

Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

Recent Reviews
welcomeArchives

EcoPire

This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Powered by
Movable Type 6.3.6
All items Copyright © 1999-2017 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy