How does using hemp benefit our environment?
No herbicides, fungicides and insecticides are needed to grow industrial hemp. The cultivation of hemp is a reservoir of biodiversity because it favours insect pollinators, the auxiliaries of the crops, and thus constitutes a refuge zone for the wildlife.
Thanks to its powerful root system, hemp strongly limits leaching of nitrate to groundwater and watercourses. As a high-yielding biomass crop, hemp sets a considerable amount of CO2 in its straw. The cultivation and use of hemp products therefore has a positive effect on the reduction of greenhouse gases.
One hectare of hemp produces as much paper pulp as 4.1 hectares of trees
The use of hemp pulp for paper could end the deforestation of our countries while producing a better paper for about half the price of wood pulp paper.
The process of making paper from hemp does not require chlorine bleaching which produces dioxin, while using 75 to 85% less sulfurous acid
Hemp paper can be recycled 7 to 8 times, compared to 3 times for wood pulp paper.
A fantastic organic textile. Requires 11 times less water than cotton.
One hectare of hemp can produce 2 to 3 times more fibre than cotton. Hemp provides a natural and organic fibre that breathes and can be recycled unlike synthetic fibres from petroleum.
Fuel production from hemp fiber could satisfy all of our gas, oil and coal requirements, which would put an end to our dependence on fossil fuels.
Hemp is one of the plants that has proven to be able to eliminate nuclear radiation, and purify polluted soil.
A Farmers Friend..
Hemp can be grown in many agricultural systems and is an excellent choice for crop rotation. The foliage which it loses during its growth gives the soils the majority of the minerals necessary for other crops (eg cereals) to grow there in turn.
It’s many roots split and reinvigorate the soil helping to control erosion and landslides. It does not know predators, except in very humid conditions, and grows in all climates with the exception of polar temperatures!
Hemp holds records in biomass production – over 4 months, it can produce up to 15 tons of dry matter per hectare.
Hemp takes between 100 and 140 days to mature; meaning it’s possible to harvest several crops each year in certain climates.