“Industrial hemp is the highest biomass producer of all agricultural crops, …It’s growth rate outclasses that of trees: hemp produces per hectare in four months the equivalent to what trees produce in seven years.” – Raine St. Claire
C. O’Brien and A. Seshadri. What is with all the buzzing? Exploring bee diversity in industrial hemp. 2018 ESA, ESC and ESB Joint Annual Meeting, November 11, 2018, Vancouver.
“Hemp is, by far, Earth’s premier, renewable natural resource. This is why hemp is so very important.”– Jack Herer
* Providing leadership on global hemp matters
* Shaping the hemp research agenda
* Setting norms and standards
* Articulating evidence-based policy options
* Providing technical support to countries and monitoring
* Assessing hemp trends
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Why is something as useful as hemp so underutilised in so many developed countries? How can we use this “companion plant” to benefit society? Founder of the hemp seed food product company, Plant Culture, Cameron Sims explores these questions, detailing the history of hemp prohibition, and how this has held society back from being more sustainable.
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Growing industrial hemp was illegal in the United States after 1970 because the industrial plant and marijuana were considered to be the same, when in fact they are different varieties of Cannabis. In recent years, some states have changed their laws, allowing farmers to start growing industrial hemp, which is used in everything from clothing to nutritional products to building materials. Oregon grower Cliff Thomason says growing and processing hemp was stymied because it was illegal, but now a knowledge base for best uses can grow, along with the plants. View a hemp home constructed using hempcrete, a building material that advocates claim is mold resistant, breathable, and eco-friendly. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe
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