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BREMEN – The public needs better, updated information on how much water is used to grow cotton, claims a leading international authority. Bremen Cotton Exchange argues that claims around water consumption which have been around for years are inaccurate, as they fail to acknowledge that the majority of cotton is irrigated by rainwater. The Cotton Exchange is disputing estimates which say it takes between 10,000 and 17,000 litres of water to produce one kilogram of the natural fibre, and also points out that cotton is able to grow in especially dry climates.

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