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Between the Sheets

Why not sleep more soundly with organic cotton sheets!
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 7:01pm

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We all end up between the sheets daily. Why not sleep more soundly with organic cotton sheets! Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop and epitomizes the worst effects of chemically dependent agriculture. Each year cotton producers around the world use nearly $2.6 billion worth of pesticides - more than 10% of the world's pesticides and nearly 25% of the world's insecticides. The pesticides used on cotton even when used according to instructions harm people, wildlife and the environment. These pesticides can poison farm workers, drift into neighboring communities, contaminate ground and surface water and kill beneficial insects and soil micro-organisms. Hmmmm...

Bamboo and Hemp sheet sets are also a great alternative and choice. Growing bamboo is considered eco-friendly agriculture because growing bamboo crops is actually quite healthy for the environment. Unlike other crops, bamboo requires little to no pesticides to grow because of a natural bio-agent that is bound to the plant at the molecular level called bamboo kun. This creates very little surface runoff in the end, and saves on water as well. And Hemp is one of the world's oldest crops, hemp was used to make the first fishing nets and rope. Eventually it was used to make sails, maps and garments, becoming the leading crop in America, Europe and Asia from 1500 to 1800. With oil-rich seeds and tall, fibrous stalks, it is used worldwide to make paper, cloth, food, cosmetics, plastic and medicine and hemp requires little or no pesticides! France, England, Germany and the Netherlands have all commercially cultivated Hemp without the use of pesticides. Eastern European and Chinese hemp fabrics have been shown to be free of harmful substances and in accordance with standards established by the Natural Textile Association.

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