Pesticides, Insecticides Used by ConventionalCotton Industry Pose Significant Risk (Part 2)By Adam SiskindPLAYBACK Clothing
Pesticides, Insecticides Used by ConventionalCotton Industry Pose Significant Risk (Part 2)The first section of this artic...
Pesticides, Insecticides Used by ConventionalCotton Industry Pose Significant Risk (Part 2)According to United Nations res...
About Adam SiskindA dynamic entrepreneur with a clear visionfor protecting the environment, Adam Siskindextends the useful...
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Pesticides, insecticides used by conventional cotton industry pose significant risk (part 2)

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The first section of this article described the poisonous nature of many of the pesticides and insecticides used by conventional cotton farmers. These substances also create an extremely dangerous working environment for many people employed in the cotton industry. This aspect is discussed here.

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Pesticides, insecticides used by conventional cotton industry pose significant risk (part 2)

  1. 1. Pesticides, Insecticides Used by ConventionalCotton Industry Pose Significant Risk (Part 2)By Adam SiskindPLAYBACK Clothing
  2. 2. Pesticides, Insecticides Used by ConventionalCotton Industry Pose Significant Risk (Part 2)The first section of this article described the poisonousnature of many of the pesticides and insecticides used byconventional cotton farmers. These substances also createan extremely dangerous working environment for manypeople employed in the cotton industry. Most cottongrowers lack the equipment necessary to minimize spills andother contamination, increasing the hazards posed by thesetoxins.
  3. 3. Pesticides, Insecticides Used by ConventionalCotton Industry Pose Significant Risk (Part 2)According to United Nations research, improper sprayingand poor equipment cause cotton growers in Pakistan towaste about 50 percent of pesticides. In addition, thespraying of these materials often takes place withoutclearing fields of workers and their children. Reports indicatethat more than 10 percent of fatal injuries in the agriculturalsector occur as a result of inappropriate use or applicationof pesticides. Organic cotton farming provides significantbenefits because it eliminates the use of hazardouschemicals to protect crops from pests, protecting theenvironment, people, and animals.
  4. 4. About Adam SiskindA dynamic entrepreneur with a clear visionfor protecting the environment, Adam Siskindextends the useful life of such objects assoda bottles and X-ray film. He foundedPLAYBACK Clothing in 2008 after viewing AnInconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Mr. Siskind,who graduated from Tufts University,contributes to such charitable organizationsas Greenpeace.

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