Davina Doyle
Davina Doyle 71 signatures

Cotton in our food supply: "... It is estimated that as much as 65% of hazardous conventional cotton production ends up in our food chain. This is due to the use of cotton by-products, generated by manufacturing non-food cotton products such as clothing, textiles, personal care products, and bedding.
These by-products are commonly known as “Gin Trash” and consist of cotton seed, stalk, leaves, burrs, twigs, and dirt not used in cotton textile production. The “gin trash” is then sold to food companies to undergo further processing to create:
- cottonseed oil,
- vitamins,
- additives and fillers for processed foods,
- livestock feed,
- fertilizers and soil compost mix.

The waste from these processing pollutes our water supply and adversely affects aquatic life and quality of drinking water.

Approximately three million tons of the raw cottonseed is used as feed for livestock, including dairy cattle. Manure sourced from cows fed Bt (Bacillus Thuringiensis bacteria genetically spliced into cotton plant genes) or pesticide-laden cottonseed meal and used as a food crop fertilizer may be a source of food chain contamination..." ~ full article = http://tinyurl.com/q679f2b
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African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) =http://tinyurl.com/p8vr3ty


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