Thursday, 22 April 2010

earth day

Here is a Japanese video about the cotton industry. What this little video shows us is that the pesticides used in growing conventionally produced cotton don't just kill the pests but can be harmful to the farmers and by entering the groundwater through the soil, contaminate drinking water sources for humans and livestock. Organically grown cotton is grown without pesticides, so in fact healthier for the farmers and the earth. I would hope some day there isn't a choice between conventionally produced cotton and cotton grown organically, I would hope that conventionally produced cotton wouldn't exist and that all cotton would be produced organically.

1 comment:

Martine said...

I hope so too!