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Comparing Organic & Conventional Cotton Production

What Is the difference between organic and conventional cotton?

The distinction between organic and conventional cotton can often be misunderstood or misconstrued in sustainability conversations. In reality, the two productions systems are not that different with respect to growing practices. This document shares the major differences between organic and conventional cotton such as origin of the seeds and the chemical technologies used to grow and protect the crops.

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This document answers questions like:

Does conventional cotton require more water than organic?
Do organic and conventional cotton have comparable fiber yields?
Is organically-grown cotton more sustainable than conventionally-grown cotton?
Does organic cotton allow for pesticide use?