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Organic cotton delivers proven benefits for people and the environment - when it comes to sustainability claims you can trust, nothing beats it.

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I help give control to farmers

help give
to farmers
not GM

Organic farmers don't
have their choices
controlled by GM companies

Organic cotton production never uses GM seed. The small-scale farmers who produce the majority of our cotton need reliability, not high risks. Using low external inputs that are locally available, organic allows farmers to work within their limits and with their environment, in a sustainable way. Organic cotton puts choices in the farmer's hands.

GM company Monsanto now controls a staggering 95% of the cotton seed market in India.
I help eliminate hazardous synthetic pesticides

help eliminate hazardous synthetic pesticides

Organic cotton doesn't
use dangerous pesticides, protecting farmers' lives
and the environment

As organic cotton farmers around the world demonstrate every day, cotton can be grown without pesticides. By eliminating all hazardous synthetic pesticides in its production organic cotton offers a healthy and sustainable farming future for farmers and their families. Organic takes the toxic impact out of producing cotton.

Up to 77 million cotton workers suffer poisoning from pesticides each year
I help farmers feed their families

feed their families

Organic cotton enables
farmers to grow other
crops for food and income

Organic farmers grow a diversity of crops to maintain healthy and fertile soils and fight off pests. By diversifying crops, farmers can also diversify their income. Growing food or other crops helps insure organic farmers against crop failure, climate variability, price volatility and changes in market demand.

Research shows that organic agriculture is a good option for food security... and [is] more sustainable in the long term - United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 38
I help save precious water

help save

Organic cotton uses
less water, preserving
a scarce and precious
resource for the future

Organic farming practices create healthy soils which make better use of water inputs and are more resilient in drought conditions. By eliminating the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, organic cotton keeps waterways and drinking water safe and clean. The water pollution impact of organic has been shown to be 98% less than non-organic cotton production.

Organic practices keep soils healthy so they are better at holding water and more resilient to drought conditions
I help combat climate change

help combat

Organic cotton farming
uses less energy and
healthy organic soils
store more carbon

Organic cotton farmers are doing their bit to combat climate change. By eliminating the use of manufactured fertilisers and pesticides and reducing nitrogen inputs, organic cotton growing produces up to 94% less greenhouse gas emissions. By maintaining their health, organic practices turn soils into a carbon 'sink', removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

By maintaining their health, organic practices turn soils into a carbon 'sink' removing CO2 from the atmosphere
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