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Hohenstein verifies organic cotton

Industry News, News | November 28, 2017 | By:

Organic cotton requires the exclusion of genetically modified plants, yet genetic modifications are repeatedly found in textiles that are labeled organic. Reasons for this
range from contaminated seeds, to cross-pollination during cultivation to contamination of cotton fibers during processing. Now the Hohenstein Group, Bonnigheim, Germany, has developed reliable detection methods for an essential parameter of organic cotton that reliably determines whether cotton or cotton-based end products contain genetic modifications. The detection system has been specifically optimized for textiles. Testing can be carried out on raw cotton, yarns and fabrics, and ready-made end products.

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