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Smarter Conversations, Episode 4: No sustainable improvement without tracking

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Sustainability in cotton production: debunking myths and false claims
Sustainability in cotton production: debunking myths and false claims
This episode starts from a recent report from Transformers Foundation debunking myths on the lack of sustainability in the cotton industry. Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Cotton Incorporated and special advisor to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, Andrew Olah, Founder of Transformers Foundation, and Marzia Lanfranchi, Cotton Advisor at Transformers Foundation, explain why the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol provides higher certainty on sustainability performance and why programs of this kind are the way to go.
27:15
March 09, 2022
Cotton and greenhouse gases – a relationship with a lot of potential
Cotton and greenhouse gases – a relationship with a lot of potential
This episode shows how cotton can contribute to global ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Deepika Mishra, Global Sustainability Manager, National Cotton Council of America, and John Lindamood, a cotton grower from Tennessee, explain how the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol supports the reduction in GHGs. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #cotton #GHG #emissions #sustainability 
18:03
July 19, 2021
The most high-tech industry you have never heard of
The most high-tech industry you have never heard of
This episode explores in depth the ways technological innovations and precision agriculture help Trust Protocol growers achieve their goals. It covers the full crop cycle of cotton and sees two growers – Aaron Barcellos from California and Nathan Reed from Arkansas – exchanging best practices and sharing what kind of innovative methods and technologies they use to plant their crops, to track their progress and to reduce the use of agricultural inputs. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #cotton #sustainability #environment #technology #precisionagriculture 
29:13
June 30, 2021
Sustainable cotton production for biodiversity protection
Sustainable cotton production for biodiversity protection
This episode explores how sustainable practices in cotton production are helping to promote biodiversity. Sledge Taylor and Marshall Hardwick explain why, as cotton growers, biodiversity is important to them and why growers care about it. Topics explored include regenerative agriculture, conservation tillage, habitat preservation, cover crops and pesticide use. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #cotton #sustainability #sustainablecotton #biodiversity #environment 
29:18
May 05, 2021
Water management - key element for cotton growth
Water management - key element for cotton growth
In this episode we talk about the importance of water for growing cotton and how the Trust Protocol is helping growers improve their water management practices. Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Cotton Incorporated and advisor to the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol and Dr. Kris Johnson, Interim Director of Agriculture for North America at The Nature Conservancy, discuss how measurement and tracking can encourage better use of water, therefore making cotton production more sustainable. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #cotton #sustainability #water
32:19
April 13, 2021
How does third-party verification work and how do we do it?
How does third-party verification work and how do we do it?
This episode focuses on independent verification, which is at the heart of the Trust Protocol. Diana Perez from Control Union Certifications and Trust Protocol grower Dahlen Hancock from Texas explain how it works – in theory and in practice – and why it matters. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #cotton #sustainability #environment 
18:40
March 04, 2021
What does the research say about sustainable cotton?
What does the research say about sustainable cotton?
The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol’s goals are based on scientific evidence. In this episode we focus on the close links between academic research and cotton growers in the field. We discover what scientific research tells us and how it relates to Trust Protocol farms. We discuss these topics with two distinguished academics from the Trust Protocol board of directors: Lori Duncan from the University of Tennessee – who is a crop sustainability expert – and Marty Matlock from the University of Arkansas – who is an expert in resiliency and agricultural engineering. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #cotton #sustainability #environment #academia #research
24:55
February 04, 2021
Smarter Conversations, Episode 5: 2020 Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference
Smarter Conversations, Episode 5: 2020 Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference
Textile Exchange held its 2020 Sustainability Conference in the first week of November. La Rhea Pepper, CEO of Textile Exchange, gives an overview of the conference and explain the TE Strategy sustainability goals and the relevance of preferred fibers/materials; Andy Jordan talks about USCTP participation in the TE conference and recognition from Cotton 2040. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #cotton #textileexchange #sustainability #environment
22:56
January 05, 2021
Smarter Conversations, Episode 4: No sustainable improvement without tracking
Smarter Conversations, Episode 4: No sustainable improvement without tracking
There is broad agreement that you can’t measure improvements without data. Allison Thomson (Field to Market) will give practical examples of field measurement and Kellon Lee (grower) will give his experience. #uscottontrustprotocol #uscotton #trustprotocol #trustuscotton
20:31
December 01, 2020
Smarter Conversations, Episode 3: Challenges and solutions in sustainability leadership – EIU report
Smarter Conversations, Episode 3: Challenges and solutions in sustainability leadership – EIU report
The podcast will discuss the Economist Intelligence Unit study on the different sustainability challenges within the fashion and textile industries and how the U.S Cotton Trust Protocol can help tackle them. #cotton #uscotton #uscottontrustprotocol #trustprotocol #sustainability #environment #eiu #economistintelligenceunit
22:28
November 02, 2020
Smarter Conversations, Episode 2: Covid-19 and Sustainability
Smarter Conversations, Episode 2: Covid-19 and Sustainability
Discussion of the benefits of the circular fashion economy for B&R in terms of supply chain simplification, and how cotton is part of the story. Particularly relevant in the context of COVID-19. #cotton #uscotton #uscottontrustprotocol #trustprotocol #sustainability #environment #covid #covid19
31:12
October 01, 2020
Smarter Conversations, Episode 1: Cotton Sustainability Protocols
Smarter Conversations, Episode 1: Cotton Sustainability Protocols
Scene-setting episode talking about the Trust Protocol, how it fits in to the sustainability landscape, why it's important and what they offer. #cotton #uscotton #uscottontrustprotocol #trustprotocol #sustainability #environment
34:30
September 30, 2020