Cotton USA Partners with Forensic Verification Company to Promote U.S. Cotton

Cotton USA recently reached an agreement with forensic verification company Oritain to help ensure that cotton purchased and sold in the global marketplace as U.S. grown cotton is truly U.S. grown cotton. The company is developing a database of data points related to cotton grown in different regions around the world to develop a forensic method for determining specifically what region the cotton was grown.

The effort is a part of the U.S. cotton industry’s effort to better market U.S. cotton in the cotton supply chain as the industry endeavors to develop the highest level of end-to-end traceability, combined with a raw material that is leading the way in terms of sustainable practices through programs offered in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, The Seam, and other data collection systems available in the growing, harvesting and processing of cotton.

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