COTTON: Cotton is making a comeback.
In a recent article on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” I described how, in the 1970s, cotton was used as a source of high-value industrial goods.
It was made in massive quantities and was used in cotton-scented paints and textile fabrics.
It became popular among middle-class families and was widely used as an accent for clothing.
Then in the 1980s, the United States cotton industry was severely disrupted by the introduction of the new genetically engineered cotton plants.
In that time, it was quickly overtaken by cotton grown in countries such as India, China and Vietnam.
Now, we have cotton grown throughout the world, including in the United Kingdom.
Cotton is the second-most valuable cotton crop after rice, after wheat.
Cotton can be grown in several different ways, from long, straight lines to narrow, curved lines.
It is also highly versatile, and is often used for making paper, textiles, fabrics and carpets.
It can also be used as the fabric of clothing and even as a material for clothing accessories.
This article is an excerpt from the new book, Cotton: Making a comeback, by John C. Stultz and Mark S. Schatz, published by The McGraw-Hill Book Group.
It has been republished with permission from McGraw Hill Book Group and is available for preorder at Amazon.com.
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.