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  • From cotton to a t-shirt here i just grow my crops but there not  normal crops there genetically modified crops.
  • genetically modified crops you may ask well an example of this is U.S. cotton it's the world leader in crop exportation and here are three reasons why: technology in the U.S. about 90 percent of crops are genetically modified the seeds are created in labs to produce more cotton and  resist pests also the cotton pickers can drive themselves and twist the cotton of the stalks  and one cotton picker can pick up about 100 acres of cotton a day  another reason is that farmers and buyers get report cards about the cotton the USDA testing makes sure that when buyers order a bail of cotton it gets to them the way they want it every time. the other reason is subsides farmers benefit from a lot of government  subside programs in fact the government  gives farmers some of the money from tax payers farmers also have crop insurance pays when prices are low and direct payment help farmers do this that they do.
  • Now from cotton to yarn and the rest , the process for making yarn is more complex than you think if the yarn is too hard or too soft it can start coming apart also you need to have the exact number of spins the tenacity of the yarn the direction of the twist and thickness some of the machines that make yarn are called trutzscheler blendomat  or the Toyota combing machine 
  • People , globalization doesn't only affect places but also people too, all this is part of a global wave that goes back to the industrial revolution in England where the first textile factories were created and also like today in Bangladesh women were sent to work in factories sewing and in terrible conditions earlier in 2013 a 1000 workers were killed when the Rana plaza factory building in Bangladesh collapsed and after this incident the wages almost doubled to 68 a month in the garment industry their is a very big difference from developed and undeveloped countries in Bangledesh the wage is 68 a month and in Hong Kong it's 800. Containers thats what made it possible for the t shirts to get where they need to be containers help with global economy before containers were created, 50 to 100 workers would have to load ships individually with boxes and bags and sometimes it would take weeks to load and unload a single ship, because of containers  global distribution emerged.
  •  The conclusion of this is that their is nothing simple about a t-shirt , their is a whole world from the people that make the seeds in labs to the people who grow the crops in their land and the people who sew the t-shirts in factories , while we just put the t-shirt back on the rack they work hours and hours a day and then they barely have human conditions to live in and the whole point of this is that globalization happens everywhere and this is an example that globalization can have a good or bad effect on people it doesn't matter where it is but it has a worse effect in certain places mostly in undeveloped countries and the thing is most people don't even know or don't even ask themselves where did this t-shirt come from , who made it and the question left hanging for some people does  the making of this shirt hurt anyone ?
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