Posts Tagged ‘ cotton ’

White Gold: Tracing Cotton and Fashion in Africa

Oct 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Student Work

US cotton Subsidies which began in 2001 have had a huge impact on world prices for cotton in Africa, particularly Mali. This has led to a decline in cotton farming for a country that is dependent on cotton production for growing subsistence crops (food) and social services like schools and housing. This is the story […]



Central Valley: Final curtain for the pink boll worm

Oct 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories, One Question

Every day, a Cessna 206 flies over California’s San Joaquin Valley. As it approaches the valley’s cotton fields, its rear door opens some 500 ft above the ground, to release a sea of small gray moth with fringed wings — pink boll worms.



Weaving dreams: Tracing cotton and fashion in Africa

May 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Stories

Begun in 2001, U.S. cotton subsidies have had a huge impact on world cotton prices in Africa, particularly in Mali. This has led to a decline in cotton farming for a country that is dependent on cotton production for growing subsistence food crops and social services such as education and housing. Amanda Martinez reports on […]