We Are Marketing Non-GMO Cotton in 2013
With timely rains this summer, we are going to have a pretty good cotton crop on our family farm this fall/winter. I am happy to announce we will be marketing our cotton as Non-GMO for the first time in 2013. We anticipate having over 2 million pounds this year and have already begun talks with interested companies.
I have 250 acres that is marketed through the Texas Organic Cotton Growers Co-op here in Texas. On our remaining acres, we are wanting to separate ourselves from the majority of the cotton market, since 90 percent of all cotton grown in the United States is now genetically-modified. We put in more time and labor to raise a healthier plant, which will produce a higher quality fiber that is not laced with toxic herbicide and pesticide genes within its molecular structure.
The Non-GMO movement has gained lots of strength in numbers over the years. Being very active in this fight for over five years, I am now putting our family farm in a different marketing category, sending a signal to the rest of the industry. Any individuals or companies interested in a healthier fiber for their products may email me through my website.
Truly, Eric Herm