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Thursday, May 10, 2012
A Myth Is Born
In a recent blog post in the Guardian, author Pamela Ravasio makes the assertion that the popularity of cotton for fashion is driving farmers to increase land devoted to cotton at the expense of food production (title: "Does fashion fuel food shortages"). This is based on the staggeringly absurd planting area "statistics" in this paragraph:
Dr Ravasio describes herself as "