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Natural Foods Merchandiser

Unpacking Organic Cotton

Organic Exchange released its worldwide Organic Cotton Farm and Fiber Report 2008, which showed that the amount of organic cotton grown in 22 countries in 2007-08 increased 152 percent, to 145,872 metric tons.

India, Syria, Turkey, China, Tanzania, the U.S., Uganda, Peru, Egypt and Burkina Faso were the top 10 organic cotton-producing countries.

Despite the worldwide economic downturn, Organic Exchange anticipates organic cotton production to increase 54 percent in 2008-09 because of interest in environmentally friendly products.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXIX/number 12/p. 6

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