Cotton Farming – As Dangerous as Extreme Sports?

Hello again! Part 3 of our 4 part series on “Why Organic?” discusses why conventional cotton farming is actually dangerous to the farmers who cultivate it. When you choose a career of extreme sports, for example, you know what you’re in for – an adrenaline rush..and danger. When you take over the family farm I’d venture to say most people aren’t looking for that rush. Danger is exactly what they are getting, however, as 7 of the top 15 chemical pesticides and fertilizers that are used in conventional cotton farming are either known, probable, possible or likely carcinogens! How would you like to work in that day in and day out?

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