08 Aug '17, 7pm

The @OCAccelerator & the True Potential of #OrganicCotton

The @OCAccelerator & the True Potential of #OrganicCotton

Organic farming helps to lower greenhouse gas emissions and enhance long-term ecosystem preservation by promoting healthy soils that store high quantities of carbon. Organic cotton farmers commit to using natural interventions wherever possible, and avoid the use of synthetic chemicals and pesticides (organic pesticides are permitted but are severely restricted and only used as a last resort). Avoiding genetically modified crops encourages hybrid variation in cottonseeds, which helps to preserve and develop locally suited and climate-resilient seed varieties. By contributing to increasing the diversity of cultivars, organic cotton is more resilient to potential pathogens than genetically homogenous monocultures. As organic agricultural practices build organic matter in soils, they have a higher water holding capacity and less water is used overall for organic cotton farmin...

Full article: http://www.ecofashionworld.com/From-The-Field/OCA-and-the...

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