Why Isn't There a Food vs. Fashion Debate?

Would you give the shirt off your back for cheaper food across the globe?

Much has been made of the negatives of using farmland to grow corn for biofuel production. A UN official went so far as to call the conversion of arable land from food to fuel production a "crime against humanity."

But what you don't hear often is outrage over the use of arable land to produce another non-food commodity: cotton. US cotton plantings alone topped 9.6 million acres (although they're off a bit from last year). India, on the other hand, now seeds almost three times that much land with cotton. The US, China, and India alone plant almost 50 million acres with cotton.

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