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Cleaner, greener cotton: Impacts and better management practices

Posted on
24 October 2007
Cotton is a water-intensive crop that is usually grown in dry regions. Add to that the heavy use of pesticides, inconsistent subsidies between rich and poor countries, and labour issues from the farm to the retail shop, and cotton becomes a product with considerable social and environmental impacts.

Despite its natural origins, and long history of cultivation, action is needed to improve the sustainability of cotton farming.

This report, Cleaner, greener cotton: Impacts and better management practices, shows how WWF is working to address the key environmental and social issues associated with cotton farming, focusing on making cotton more sustainable, which in turn, helps keep the environment it depends on healthy.
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