Hemp has a lot of major benefits as a crop when used rotationally. This is because it uses a process called phytoremediation which cleans the soil it is grown in. This leaves the ground weed-free and healthier for the next crops to be planted.
Hemp is a great option for producing fabrics. One acre of hemp will produce as much fiber as 2 to 3 acres of cotton. Hemp fiber is stronger than cotton and lasts twice as long without the risk of forming mildew. Hemp requires no pesticides or herbicides to grow.
Hemp is also a great material for contractors to use for building. Hemp can be used to produce fiberboard that is stronger and lighter than wood. Hemp can form a chemical bond with the silica leached from the soil to create something similar to cement which is fire and waterproof.
Hemp is great use for a plastic substitute. Hemp can be used to produce hemp-based composites that are strong and durable while being environmentally friendly.
Hemp can be used as a great source for paper. One acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 2 to 4 acres of trees. Hemp paper will last hundreds of years without degrading and can be recycled many more times than tree-based paper. It also requires less toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.
Hemp has a large potential for a great bio-fuel source. Just like corn, hemp can be converted into clean-burning ethanol fuel. Unlike corn, however, hemp produces more biomass and can be grown in many more climates and locations.
Hemp is a great food source. In our opinion, hemp is the ultimate superfood. Hemp Seeds contain the perfect balance of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids while providing a great source of protein.
These are just a few uses of the seemingly unlimited amount of uses of this ever so versatile plant. Comment below some of your favorites that we may have missed!
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