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In cotton, you can see climate change's contribution to inflation
Extreme weather events drive down cotton harvests and push up prices for the more scarce commodity.
Which shopping bag is "greenest" to use?
Paper, plastic or cotton?
U.S. cotton farmers are suffering from two years of depressed prices — China, weather and yoga pants are mainly to blame
The trendiness of synthetic fiber yoga pants is hurting American cotton farmers. But deep in the heart of North Carolina, cotton researchers are designing new fabrics to stay competitive.
How this woman revolutionized her small town's economy
Huang Daopo transformed the cotton industry in China hundreds of years before the West
Cotton subsidies may help growers finance their season
A USDA aid program will offer $300 million in assistance to cotton farmers.
China's 11 million tons of cotton might lead to cheaper jeans
China's 11 million metric ton stockpile of cotton is causing a fall in market prices.
Cotton no longer king in Louisiana
Southern farmers have largely turned away from planting cotton, because grain crops are more profitable.
Subsidies keep Texas cotton farmers growing
The aid, which dates from the Great Depression, could end when Congress acts on the next farm bill. The World Trade Organization has ruled it's an illegal subsidy, and legislators are looking for budget items to slash.
Chinese demand for cotton could hit global prices
According to the Wall Street Journal, cotton has become part of the fabric of life in China -- the country has bought over a million tons of the fluffy white stuff in the last seven months.
MID-DAY UPDATE: Sanofi-Aventis buys Genzyme, inflation is up for January
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced this morning that it will buy American biotech firm Genzyme -- bringing to end over six...