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Question:

# Read the\u00A0supporting details\u00A0then answer the following question. Cotton growers have reduced the use of pesticides in order to:  _________

A Protect the environment.
explanation

The use of pesticides has been reduced in order to help protect the environment. The cotton growers do need to reduce their costs due to the lack of profit they obtain from the world market, but that is not why they have reduced the use of pesticides. The passage does not indicate that the cotton growers are concerned with endangered insects, nor does it imply that the use of pesticides reduces or increases their cotton yields.