The Cotton Foundation VISION 21 Project is funded by Monsanto and John Deere. The project included the participation of the National Cotton Council, Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated. Bill Norman, Vice President of Technical Services says the project addresses three areas of research - logistics, consumer demand, and sustainability. Norman says the completion of a comprehensive life cycle inventory and life cycle analysis of cotton products addresses the sustainability portion of the research. The Life Cycle Inventory portion was managed by PE International.