More Cotton with Less Water
Cotton production accounts for 3% of global agricultural water use. Plant biotechnology can drive that number even lower.
In the past 35 years, cotton yields have risen 42%, largely due to biotechnology and better irrigation techniques.
Growing biotech cotton reduces the water required to grow enough cotton for a pair of jeans by 1,500 gallons. That's roughly 20 full bathtubs!
The fiber from one 227-kilo bale of cotton can produce 4,300 pairs of socks. If the cotton in that bale is organic, that would require 56% more water to grow than biotech cotton.