Growing Organic Cotton
One of the reasons organic cotton is so expensive is because it is difficult to grow, the natural process used to protect it are at high risk. The natural process and the difficulty to grow makes makes supply very unpredictable, and more expensive for the consumer.
Organic cotton is grown materials and methods that have a low impact on the planet. The production of organic plants replenishes and maintains soil fertility and reduces the amount toxic chemicals released into the air. Organic cotton builds strong soil rotation through crop rotation and retains more water thanks to the increased amount of organic matter enriched in the soil. Organic cotton relies mostly on the seasonal freeze for defoliation.
The cotton cultivation is very important to the economy in the United States. However, cotton cultivation presents a major blow to the well being of our planet. There are more pesticides and insecticides used on non-organic cotton more than any other crop grown in the United States. Each year, more than 10% of the world's pesticides is used for cotton, and 25% of the world's insecticides are used on cotton.
Organic Cotton Certification
Organic certification does not allow genetically engineered products to be labeled as organic. When you purchase a shirt that is made from organic cotton, it does not contain any genetically engineered products.
Buying Organic Cotton
You can find organic cotton products at naturally-oriented retail outlets and health food stores. Some of the most common products made with organic cotton are: men's clothing, women's clothing, and children's clothes, mattresses and bathroom towels ar. Other types of products such as sanitary items, make-up removal pads, cotton balls, bathrobes, sheets, blankets, and diapers are also made from organic cotton.
Benefits of Buying Organic Cotton
There are several benefits of buying growing organic cotton:
Choosing organic cotton helps support organic cotton farmers and gives conventional cotton farmers motivation to to convert to organic practices. Spreading the word about organic cotton to friends and family members helps raise global awareness and make people more aware of the benefits of choosing organic cotton.
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