THE IMPORTANCE OF HEMP
openaccessgovernment.org explains that,
“The production of Hemp is carbon negative, which means it absorbs more carbon from the atmosphere during its growth than is emitted by the equipment used to harvest, process and transport it. It is 10,000+ environmentally responsible industrial and consumer applications including bioplastics, composites, construction materials, high protein foods and beverages, health-promoting food supplements, textiles, paper products, biofuel, graphene substitutes. It gives major environmental benefits. Significant carbon sequestration, enhanced biodiversity and a late season food source for bees, land reclamation and phytoremediation. Also, hemp can be a profitable cash crop for farmers when permitted to utilize the whole plant”.
Some benefits of hemp include:
Hemp clothing is more durable and more cost efficient than cotton clothing
- Hemp fiber is 10x stronger than cotton, so, therefore, lasts much longer. Growing cotton also requires the use of pesticides. So substituting hemp for cotton would reduce the economic and environmental impact of pesticides.
Hemp is a cheaper alternative for construction!
- Hemp-based material can actually be used to replace wood and has much lower manufacturing costs. Also, the hemp material is stronger, lighter, and more durable than wood.
Hemp is an excellent source of protein and offers other health benefits at a lower cost than its substitutes.
- Hemp oil produced protein is a great substitute for soy products. Hemp oil produced protein is less far less expensive to extract protein from hemp than it is to extract protein from soybeans, and the oil can be used to make a number of foods and products.