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All About Cotton

All About Cotton
Genetically Modified Cotton - Although GM Cotton is fairly new and we don't yet understand it's effects fully, we can say that GM cotton in some cases of extremely humid climates has shown significant pesticide reduction (good for the water, the farmers, the soil and us). On the other hand the herbicide tolerant variety known as "roundup ready" which was created by Monsanto has led to a sharp increase in herbicide use. Not only that seed is destroying the soil, and ends up becoming a fiber full of herbicides, Monsanto only allows the seed to be planted once, making the farmers dependent on Monsanto's prices and policies. There have been reports of farmers loosing their lands, and committing massive suicides because the seed destroyed their soil and in turn their lives. The worst part is that even though the seed is more expensive for the farmers, the cotton is sold at the same price to us, the consumers... making them unecesary victims of a coorporation thinking only of profits.

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A Poem: Shirt By Robert Pinsky

A Poem: Shirt By Robert Pinsky

The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams, The nearly invisible stitches along the collar Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians   Gossiping over tea and noodles on their break Or talking money or politics while one fitted This armpiece with its overseam to the band   Of...

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