Today, cotton grown in the U.S. is among the most meticulously regulated in the world, with each individual farm reporting its practices and chemical usage to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as to regulatory bodies at the regional and state levels.
US cotton growers are making great strides in reducing soil erosion by applying a variety of farming techniques conserving soil resources.SOIL
Since water resources are limited, cotton producers are prudent in implementing a number of approaches for water management and conserving water resources.WATER
The tremendous gains in production efficiency from modern technology now allow U.S. cotton growers to produce 50% more cotton on the same amount of land.LAND
Integrated pest management strategies and other enhanced technologies have resulted in reduced insecticide applications in the U.S. and around the world.PESTICIDE
In the cotton industry, biotechnology has delivered insect tolerant cotton plants that drive economic development and promote environmental safety.BIOTECHNOLOGY
Cotton Incorporated is at the forefront of innovations that help make textile manufacturing more efficient and effective.
Through a collaborative network of universities, cotton textile manufacturing operations and chemical companies around the world that help implement our research, we are enabling the global textile industry to be more cost-efficient and environmentally responsible.
Cotton by-products are in everything from ice cream to wall paper, from hot dog casings to baseballs—not to mention lots of things we use at home, like cotton swabs, wipes, and even disposable diapers.
Recently, long-term research supported by Cotton Incorporated has paved the way for an expanded use of cottonseed as a foodstuff.COTTONSEED
Cotton Incorporated research and development goes beyond cotton fiber in exploring uses for the entire cotton plant as a natural material in products.COTTON INNOVATIONS
The Blue Jeans Go Green™ program has collected more than one million pieces of denim, which is been recycled into UltraTouch™Denim Insulation.RECYCLING COTTON