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(video) White Gold: The True Cost of Cotton

Uzbekistan, a central Asian republic, is the 2nd largest exporter of cotton in the world.

  • cotton irrigation and pesticide use have caused environmental catastrophe
  • teachers take their children to work in the fields as ordered by the state
  • adult and child workers drink out of the tainted irrigation canals
  • they are forced to sell the cotton for a fraction of the market price
  • protesters are killed by the government; men, children, women and their babies

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My name is Heather Ferris. I am the founder and creator of Nurture Nature Project! I believe together we can re-imagine the future and re-create systems to support the sustainable regeneration of healthy life on our planet. Listening to your own heart and living from your inner truth is the first step to building a better world. Every person has something important to offer.

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