Blurred supply lines: how much deforestation is cotton creating?

Cotton is the world’s most valuable non-food agricultural product. By the year 2028, the world will be producing more than 30 million tons of cotton annually. That’s enough to make 27 shirts for every individual on Earth. With such a huge amount of cotton being grown and harvested, it seems obvious we should consider its impact on the environment, and yet little is being done to monitor it.

Our founder and CEO Niels Wielaard explains how cotton can be produced sustainability and its challenges for Geospatial World.