Is Cotton Rotten?

Is Cotton Rotten?

Fashion
From Field to Fabric Given that historians believe cotton was being produced as early as 5000 B.C., you would think that it's a very sustainable crop.  But the reality is that modern cotton production techniques take a heavy toll on the earth's resources. Here's a closer look at the journey your favorite T-shirt made to get to your closet. The farming process is a major concern for the following reasons: the use of large amounts of water for irrigation, the toxic chemicals used for pest control and for chemical removal of leaves prior to harvest, and the use of synthetic fertilizers. Cotton plants are amazingly thirsty.  On average it takes about 5,300 gallons of water to produce just 2 pounds of cotton.  This equals a single T-shirt and pair of jeans.  In India,…
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