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Why Opting for Organic Cotton Matters

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  • While making up less than 2.5 percent of global cropland, non-organic cotton receives 16 to 25 percent of all insecticides, 10 percent of all pesticides and nearly 7 percent of all herbicides used worldwide
  • Ninety to 95 percent of non-organic cotton clothing is made from genetically engineered cotton. Organic cotton accounts for a mere 1 percent of the global cotton production
  • When buying non-organic cotton, you expose yourself to potentially heavy doses of toxins, contribute to ever-worsening environmental destruction and enable human rights violations

By Dr. Mercola

Cotton clothing has a longstanding history of being all-natural and wholesome. Unfortunately, times have changed, and once you delve behind-the-scenes of the cotton industry, its wholesome image quickly frays around the edges.


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