News tagged with cotton

Top brands failing on cotton sustainability

The majority of international companies using most cotton globally are failing to deliver on cotton sustainability according to new independent research published today by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK, Solidaridad and ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in Ecology
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Top African producer bans GM cotton

Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton producer and the sole West African nation to venture into biotech farming, is dropping genetically-modified (GM) cotton on quality grounds.

dateApr 24, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Aerial surveys can spot boll weevil hideouts

U.S. cotton growers spent $20 million to monitor and control boll weevils in 2015, and the pest continues to infest cotton in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost cotton-producing region in the United States. To ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Ecology
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Last chance for oasis in China's desert

Ten percent of the world's cotton is produced in the Xinjiang region in northwestern China. Irrigating the cotton fields, however, is causing ecological problems. After many years of research, a team of international researchers ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Environment
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