Some leading European retailers were caught a few years ago when it was discovered that the certified organic cotton garments they were selling in-store were actually made from genetically modified (GM) cotton fiber.
As a result, issues surrounding the use of genetically modified technology within the clothing and textile industries have been laid out in a new document prepared by the RITE Group (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment).
This short, document was created to clarify and inform on the issue of GM textiles. RITE intends to develop an objective, independent and authoritative position on GM textiles and how this type of biotechnology relates to the environmental impacts on the industry.
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