So, let’s say you are at a cocktail party.. or your child’s park – hanging out with moms – and they give you a hard time about being organic or green… read this. If you talk about statistics and facts, people might realize that you do know the story or the facts behind the products you buy!
Organic cotton is the version of its conventional counterpart grown without pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, chemical fertilizers or any other chemicals, and that makes it hugely different, especially considering that cotton (organic or otherwise) provides about half of all the world’s fiber needs.
Conventional cotton is one of the most chemically-dependent crops, sucking up 10 percent of all agricultural chemicals and 25 percent of insecticides on 3 percent of our arable land; that’s more than any other crop per unit.
3. That adds up to 1/3 of a pound of chemicals to produce enough cotton for a t-shirt, and 3/4 of a pound for a pair of jeans. And that’s just not bad for the planet;
4. 20,000 deaths occur each year from pesticide poisoning in developing countries, many of these from cotton farming, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
So yea – please comment if you EVER use these as facts to spout out. I’d love to know what the responses are? JAW DROPPING?