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post #31 of 254
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lets go back to baisic. What kinds of cotton are there?

 

types of cotton excerpt from http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/botany/cotton-info2.htm:

 

"Types of Cotton

There are more than 30 types of cotton plants, ranging from small shrubs less than one foot (30 cm) tall to trees more than 10 feet (3 m) high. Some of the better-known types are described below.

 

Sea Island Cotton,

with a staple of 1 3/8 to 2 1/2 inches (3.5–6.4 cm), has the highest quality fiber but its susceptibility to insect attack makes commercial production impractical. It is named for the Sea Islands (off the coast of the southeastern United States), where it was grown until the boll weevil halted production in the 1920's.

 

Egyptian Cotton

has yellowish fibers that are only slightly shorter than those of Sea Island cotton—1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches (3.8–4.4 cm) long. This cotton is used in making thread, raincoats, underwear, and hosiery. An American type of Egyptian cotton, called American pima, is grown in the southwestern Cotton Belt under irrigation.

 

Upland Cotton

is the main type grown in the United States. It is also grown all over the rest of the cotton-producing world. The fibers are white, 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches (1.9–3.8 cm) long. The plant is 2 1/2 to 4 feet (75–120 cm) tall. It is native to Mexico and Central America.

 

Asiatic Cotton

has fibers less than one inch (2.5 cm) long and rather coarse in texture. It is grown mostly in India, Iran, China, and Russia.

 

Other Cottons of commercial importance include Peruvian cotton, with fuzzy, almost wool-like fibers, and Brazilian cotton, a perennial cotton with long, silky fibers. Levant, Mexican, and Jamaica cottons are wild varieties that may have been the early relatives of some modern varieties. Colored cotton has been produced by some agricultural experimenters, but cloth woven from it tends to fade in strong sunlight."


Edited by 4characters - 6/10/13 at 3:14pm
post #32 of 254
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I wil try to find out which types of cotton are modifyed... stay tuned....


Edited by 4characters - 6/13/13 at 12:49pm
post #33 of 254
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Color Grown Cotton: Is a native variety of cotton that is not GM, plus the colors get more vibrant with wear!

 

 

 

pictures from:

http://perunaturtex.com/apparel.htm

 


Edited by 4characters - 6/10/13 at 3:47pm
post #34 of 254
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Upland Cotton seems to be the big GM cotton....


Edited by 4characters - 6/10/13 at 4:51pm
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GM-free: The Good stuff!

 

 

Excerpt from http://www.agmrc.org/commodities__products/fiber/cotton-profile/ :

"Two types of cotton are grown in the United States: American upland (Gossypium hirsutum) and American pima (Gossypium barbadense), or extra-long staple (ELS) cotton. The predominant type of cotton grown is upland, which accounts for about 97 percent of U.S. production. The top producers of upland cotton in 2010 were (in order by volume): Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina and Mississippi (NASS 2011). The balance of the U.S. crop is ELS or pima cotton, which is mainly produced in California."

 

 

Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gossypium_barbadense#Sea_Island_cotton :

"Gossypium barbadense, also known as extra long staple (ELS) cotton[1] as it generally has a staple of at least 1 3/8" or longer,[2] is a species of cotton plant. Some types of ELS cotton are American Pima, Egyptian Giza, Indian Suvin, Chinese Xinjiang, Sudanese Barakat, and Russian Tonkovoloknistyi.[2] It is a tropical, frost-sensitive perennial plant that produces yellow flowers and has black seeds. It grows as a small, bushy tree and yields cotton with unusually long, silky fibers."

 

"American Pima accounts for less than 5% of U.S. cotton production. It is grown chiefly in California, with small acreages in West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.[""


Edited by 4characters - 6/10/13 at 6:23pm
post #36 of 254
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from what I'v found Extra Long Staple Cotton is not GM.

 

Upland cotton is relatively low quality and usualy genetically modified.

 

 

as I found on wikipedia, Two kinds of cotton are grown in the US: upland and pima or extra-long staple (ELS) cotton.

 

upland accounts for about 97 percent of U.S. production(Wikipedia).


Edited by 4characters - 6/10/13 at 6:34pm
post #37 of 254
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ELS cotton is better, hears why....

 

Excerpt from: http://www.supima.com

 

"Pima cotton is a generic name for extra-long staple (ELS) cotton grown in the U.S., Australia, Peru and in very limited production in a few other locations around the world. Pima is from the gossypium barbadense species, compared to gossypium hirsutum, to which upland cotton belongs. The primary differences between Pima (ELS growths) cotton and upland cotton are staple length, strength of the fiber and fineness of the fiber. In the U.S., cotton is considered to be ELS or American Pima if it is an inch and 3/8 or longer. Its strength and uniformity measurements are considerably higher than those of upland cotton.

 

 

  • A Longer Staple Length

The staple length of Supima is 35% longer than regular cottons. This increases softness and luster. Fewer fiber ends are exposed, minimizing the effects of abrasion resulting in less pilling.

  • A Stronger Fiber

Supima is up to 45% stronger than regular cottons. This makes Supima products extraordinarily resilient. Even lighter-weight Supima fabrics are incredibly durable, without compromising drape and comfort.

  • A Vibrant Fiber

Supima absorbs and retains color better than regular cottons. This means that Supima products retain their brilliance over many years of use."


Edited by 4characters - 6/10/13 at 7:00pm
post #38 of 254
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more to come...


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more to come...


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more to come...


Edited by 4characters - 6/6/13 at 2:05pm
post #41 of 254
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IRON HEART:

"We use NO GM cotton in any of our products(Iron Heart)."

 

Also on the Iron Heart website it says that they use long staple cotton from the US, in other words, they use the much prefered GM-free ELS cotton.

 

way to go Iron Heart!

 

 

 

25 ounces of pure natural GM-free cotton perfection!


Edited by 4characters - 6/10/13 at 6:41pm
post #42 of 254
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Industry of All Nations!!!

 

100% organic Indian cotton!!! Natural Indigo shirts, jeans, etc... and more...

save an Indian farmers life check this out!

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co nomment

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post #45 of 254
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What I am doing is making a list for those who care....

 

 

Personally the extensive research I have done has convinced me....

 

Hear is one GMO myth debunker some may find interesting: http://www.saynotogmos.org/ud2012/fp-content/docs/GMO_Myths_and_Truths_1.1.pdf


Edited by 4characters - 6/5/13 at 8:56pm
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