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The study, authored by a trio of independent researchers, documents resistance in a major crop pest called corn earworm, and
Although the U.N. recently acknowledged for the first time that it was involved in the cholera epidemic that has killed more
A new report ranks popular companies based on their promotion of cotton sustainability -- and the results are pretty dismal.
Originally published on TriplePundit. That will be good for cotton farmers, for the ecosystems where they farm, and for their
Developing countries have been long calling for rich countries to practice what they preach, and remove subsidies or allow them to support their own farmers. Over a decade ago, the US agreed to resolve the issue of cotton subsidies "ambitiously, expeditiously and particularly."
On International Human Rights Day, Walk Free and International Labor Rights Forum, both members of the Cotton Campaign coalition, projected striking images of Uzbekistan forced labour onto the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington D.C.
About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.
Uzbekistan is the world's fifth-largest cotton exporter, yet sales benefit the government elite on the backs of the Uzbek people.
April 23 is Fashion Revolution Day -- an opportunity for us to reflect on the welfare of the workers who make the clothes we all wear.
I have dozens of them. Loose cuts, tight ones. V neck, round neck, U shape...Long sleeves, short sleeves. Cropped or long. In cotton, jersey, leather, silk. Cannot have enough of them. I slip them under a jacket, a tuxedo, a dress, I sleep in them, go to the gym wearing them ...You name it!
"Organic" has been the buzzword of significance over the past decade in the food industry, and while it hasn't gained popularity in the fashion industry as quickly, it's on its way to becoming a mainstay, thanks in no small part to the rise of organic cotton.
While the slow food movement is starting to catch on and consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of what they eat, we don't yet think of clothing in the same way.
After outing the designer and the website in her moment of frustration, I'm wondering what ended up happening with her pricey
Twenty dollars for two pair of grey, cotton boxer briefs. It seemed like a lot of money for so little cloth. Of course, I was mistaken.
Demands on the Colorado River exceed the river's average supply, and this problem is projected to get worse as populations continue to grow and as climate changes increase temperatures and reduce runoff.
Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.
We are running out of time to combat more than 85 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted daily: Earth's bees are clearly showing scientists that they cannot conduct their business of pollinating and making honey -- as climate disruption escalates, quickly.
On our recent trip to India, we got a wake up call from environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva on the reality of these issues and how they can impact farmers to the point of suicide (270,000 farmers have killed themselves in the last 15 years).