Genetically Modified Textile Debate

26/10/2010 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Some leading European retailers were caught out earlier this year when it was discovered that the certified organic cotton garments they were selling in-store were actually made from genetically modified (GM) cotton fibre.

As a result, issues surrounding the use of genetically modified technology within the clothing and textile industries have been laid out in a new document prepared by the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment.

This short, factual document was created to clarify and inform on the issue of GM textiles.  RITE intends to develop an objective, independant and authoritative position on GM textiles and how this type of biotechnology relates to the environmental impacts on the industry.

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Entry filed under: Business, Environment, Organic Apparel, Sustainability, Textiles. Tags: , , .

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