GREEN
03/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Organic Cotton Fraud: H&M Admits Problems

Man, it is not shaping up to be H&M's year when it comes to doing the green thing. The Swedish fast-fashion purveyor and other leading European retailers and brands, including C&A and Tchibo, have been hawking certified-organic cotton clothing contaminated with genetically modified cotton from India, according to the German edition of the Financial Times, which uncovered the alleged fraud with the aid of an independent testing lab.

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