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‘Alternative to BT cotton need of hour’

The BT cotton debate needs to be approached with an open mind, said Ananth Hegde Ashisara, Co-Chairperson of the Karnataka Bio-Diversity Board. Speaking at a...

USDA: Weekly Cotton Market Review (Mar 23, 2012)

Average spot cotton quotations were 43 points higher than the previous week, ac­cording to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton Program. Quota­tions for the...

Ridgefield cotton company earns organic certification

A Ridgefield-based fabric company is now certified as organic by an international trade organization. While the company, founded in 1991, claims to be the...

Europe worried over spread of Bt cotton in India

February 26, 2012: India has made rapid strides in cotton production ever since adopting the genetically modified technology 10 years ago. It has also helped...

Organic Cotton Plus Becomes Certified to Global Organic Textile Standard

In a further step toward embracing eco-friendliness, Ridgefield, Conn.–based online fabric retailer Organic Cotton Plus has been certified to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). GOTS certification...

US: Cotton to benefit from organic trade pact with the EU

The US and European Union (EU) have signed what is being described as a "historic" partnership on organic trade after agreeing to recognise each...

U.S. organic cotton acreage continues to grow

The U.S. organic cotton market continues to grow, encouraged by consumer demand, price premiums, and regulatory shifts that will ease marketing restrictions for organic...

India to invest Rs 1bn in advanced Bt cotton project

India’s Ministry of Agriculture has given its nod for developing an advanced version of Bt cotton that will be resistant to multiple pests and...

Burlington company brings organic cotton to North Carolina

With the new year will come a new crop of cotton – the first organic cotton grown in North Carolina in recent history. Five years...

Purple Organic Cotton – My Favorite Shirt

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Sara Cotton raises $6.4m for cotton farming in Ethiopia

Coimbatore-based start-up Sara Cotton Fibers today said it has raised USD 6.4 million to initiate cotton cultivation in Ethiopia with a view to meet...

Global Organic Cotton Production Increased 15% in 2010

Production of organic cotton has grown from 209,950 metric tonnes (MT) in 2008-2009 to 241,276 MT, which is just over 1.1 million bales, grown...

Global organic cotton output up 15% last year

LONDON (Commodity Online) : Bolstered by continued strong manufacturer demand even during the recessionary times, organic cotton continued its steady growth in 2009-2010, according...