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Green Revolution part 2

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

“It is well that thou givest bread to the hungry, better were it that none hungered and that thou haddest none to give.” – St. Augustine Last week we posted Josh Viertel’s article about the false premise that Deutsche Bank and Monsanto used in finding ways to feed the world’s burgeoning population and end hunger. …

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The Green Revolution

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Last week we promised to explore the Green Revolution. The term “Green Revolution”  was coined in the 1960s to highlight a particularly striking breakthrough in yields, which is the traditional way to measure agricultural performance  – in tonnes per hectare, bushels per acre or whatever.  Farmers have been trying to improve yields by improving seeds …

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Renewable?

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We keep seeing the term “renewable”  in the media   –   a lot  –  and especially with reference to products made from “renewable resources”.  And we understand why this term can be so appealing in this time of diminishing natural resources and increasing population growth.  But what do they really mean?  Stick with us and you’ll …

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From last week’s post, you’ll remember we explained that GMO crops (to date) do not fulfill their promise: They do not decrease hunger and poverty; Data shows that GMO crops actually increase pesticide and herbicide use; They do not yield more; in a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, Failure to Yield, data …

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GMO cotton

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The Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) prohibits all “genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) and their derivatives”.  According to the Organic Exchange, none of the organic growing standards established by any government allows for GMO crops.  In April, 2009, Germany announced a plan to ban all GMO crops in the country, citing concerns of the environmental impact, …

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