Monday, April 27, 2009

Eco Trip - Cotton

Did you know that we consume cotton almost every day? Turns out that only 30% of the cotton that's harvested turns into the clothes we wear and linens we use. The rest makes its way into our food supply through livestock, which are fed cotton seed, and cotton seed oil which is used in all sorts of processed food, from candy bars to spaghetti sauce to peanut butter.

But from a sustainability perspective, cotton is apparently one of the most toxic crops we grow. How toxic? David de Rothschild explores just that in the new episode of Eco Trip, airing Tuesday, April 28th at 9PM ET on the Sundance Channel.