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Why Buy Organic Cotton?

Above is a pic from a racist cotton ad campaign you can read about at contexts.org

Recently non-profit Organic Exchange released a list of top organic cotton buyers. Nike, Walmart and European clothing retailer H&M topped the list and which I wrote about HERE.

I was surprised by European ultra trendy retailer H&M was embroiled in a green scandal earlier this year, where they were said to have been committing organic cotton fraud. They sold clothes labeled as “certified-organic cotton” when it was actually genetically modified cotton from India.

Farmers in Haiti are set to burn genetically modified seeds donated by herbicide manufacturer Monsanto so it’s understood globally that genetically modified crops are bad news.

But still some may ask why would anybody want to buy organic cotton? Continue reading