From: Icicle Networks
Published October 11, 2005 12:00 AM

On Beyond Organic Radio: What's Up With Cotton?

Cotton is found in the most unlikely places including cattle feed, paper money and even candy bars. Cotton also accounts for more than 25% of the world's insecticide use.

As the world’s second largest cotton producer, the U.S. is seeing a slowly rising demand for a more eco- friendly, socially responsible version.

But what are the barriers to growing organic cotton and how are farmers tackling the unique challenges of growing the world’s most popular fabric?


The Beyond Organic one-hour radio show airs every Wednesday at 10 a.m. (PST), reaching thousands of listeners across North America via traditional radio stations, satellite radio, webcasting and podcasting. Shorter segments are rebroadcast on the CBS Radio Network and Armed Forces Radio. For information on this week's guests and to tune in, visit You can also listen at and

The show was created by Straus Communications, and is produced in association with Icicle Networks and the Environmental News Network.

Source: Icicle Networks

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