Demystifying Conventional and Sustainable Cotton Farming

Demystifying Conventional and Sustainable Cotton Farming

Aneel Kumar Ambavaram Friday, 1 January 2021

Cotton is one of the most hotly debated fibres in the sustainable fashion community. While its natural properties and abundance make organic options attractive to brands and customers, there is still much demystifying to do to clarify cotton's environmental and social impact. 

We spoke to the team at Grameena Vikas Kendram (GVK Society) to understand where regenerative farming fits into cotton production, the economic decisions that affect farmers' practices, and to bust some of those familiar myths around GMO seeds, thirsty crops, and organic certifications.

In this video you'll learn:

  • About the variations in organic certification in cotton crops in India and what these mean in terms of how they were grown and farmed
  • Why cotton crops may not be as thirsty as we might think!
  • About the impact of GMO seeds on cotton farmers and why they were initially adopted 

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