Never Say Dye: The Story of Coloured Cottonhttps://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/006/12/0029-0035
M S S Murthy
While Bt cotton has been raising waves of protest in India and other parts of the world, one of its old time cousins is making a quiet come back. It is the naturally coloured cotton – yes; cotton endowed with natural colours.
Coloured cotton is not a product of any recent genetic engineering or biotechnology. In fact, biotechnology is yet to make a mark on coloured cotton. James M Vreeland, who has been researching on coloured cotton, reports in an article in Scientific American (April 1999) that it has a history of more than 5000 years…..
Source: India Academy o fScience