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Green turn

Posted 1/22/2009 5:52am by Eugene Wyatt.

Today, January 22, 2009 marks the official launch of the International Year of Natural Fibres sponsored by the FAO, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. 

The goal is to emphasize the value of natural fibers for the environment and to  help sustain the incomes of the farmers who produce natural fiber in the world's green turn away from petroleum-based, synthetic fiber.