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(article, Culinate staff)
In recent years, many people have decided that, say, buying organic milk or GMO-free food is worth spending a little extra money. Will our thinking about what we eat start to carry over into our thinking about what we wear? A recent Tom Philpott column on Mother Jones addressed this topic, with the provocative question '"Is The real question, Philpott pointed out, is whether we should use land to grow food or to grow cotton: "With global food prices hovering near all-time highs, putting millions of people in the global south on the verge of hunger, the amount of cropland we're devoting to generate disposable clothes — even if it's less than 4 percent, not upwards of 40 percent — does seem obscene."