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Cotton-a major cash giving but world’s ‘dirtiest’ crop

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article image By Naseem SheikhCOTTON IS considered the world's 'dirtiest' crop due to its heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human and animal health. Cotton covers 2.5 per cect of the world's cultivated land yet uses 16 per cent of the world's insecticides, more than any other single major crop.Cotton, one of the most water and pesticide intensive agricultural commodity, is responsible for significant adverse impacts on human and animal (livestock) health, natural resources such as…Read More