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Few consumers realize that conventional cotton farming is one of agriculture’s most environmentally destructive activities, taking an enormous toll on the air, water, and soil, as well as people living in cotton growing areas.  Cotton uses approximately 25 percent of the world’s insecticides and more than 10 percent of the pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, and defoliants).  In the United States alone, approximately 84 million pounds of pesticides are sprayed on the 14.4 million acres of conventional cotton grown each year, ranking cotton second behind corn in total amount of pesticides sprayed. The Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton as “possible,” “likely,” “probable,” or “known” human carcinogens.

Over the past decade, a small number of farmers have begun to grow cotton organically, producing high quality cotton while significantly reducing the use of toxic chemicals.  Each T-shirt made from one hundred percent organic cotton saves one-third of a pound of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.  If you purchase organic cotton items, you are helping to support this fledgling sustainable industry.  You should also try to choose sweatshop-free and union-made clothes to ensure that the clothing you purchase and wear is not bundled up with the misery of those producing it.

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