March 8, 2015

RICHARD FAGERLUND: Cotton-alternative hemp needs no harmful pesticides to grow

Rio Rancho Observer

The state Legislature legalized hemp in certain conditions. Maybe it should have gone a bit further.

Almost 35 percent of the pesticides applied to cotton in the world are applied in cotton fields in the United States. In the U.S. alone, thousands of tons of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are applied to cotton fields each season.

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