Neil Young, a popular classic rock artist and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Fame (he was in inducted in 1995), has long been a critic of corporate America and an advocate for environmental causes.
Now, he’s taking on what’s becoming one of the biggest environmental and health catastrophes in the world — genetically modified crops, specifically cotton.[NOTE: Young did not address the fact that GMO cotton, as distinct from non-GMO conventionally grown cotton, which is common throughout the world, has reduced insecticide use by 10-fold in the U.S., according to the USDA]
“Today, I have taken the steps to remove sales of non-organic t-shirts and other products that damage the Earth from my concerts and my web stores,” Young wrote on his website. “I vow to speak up & to do what I can to PROTECT EARTH.”
Young noted that cotton is “second for most pesticide use of all crops” and that it “uses 25 percent of all of the petrochemical based pesticides, fungicides and herbicides globally.”
Young also pointed out that hemp is a better option than cotton and advocated for its use instead.
Young also announced that he is boycotting all non-organic cotton and called on his fans to join home.
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