Hemp is the Answer

Environmental, Renewable, Reusable, & Recyclable

According to Popular Mechanics, hemp has the potential to be manufactured into 25,000 environmentally friendly products. Yet, it is illegal for farmers to grow hemp in America. This is because hemp is a form of marijuana. And ever since it was outlawed in 1937, the government has battled with the production and manufacturing of hemp. However, hemp can be used to produce a countless number of products ranging from paper to clothing to building supplies to cars to fuels to food and so much more.

Hemp produces a much higher yield per acre than do common substitutes such as cotton and requires few pesticides. In addition, hemp has an average growing cycle of only 100 days and leaves the soil virtually weed-free for the next planting.

“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?” – Henry Ford

Here are some examples of products made from hemp:

Fabrics:

Biodegradable Plastics:

Fuel:

Replacement for wood/building products:

Paper:

Body Products:

Food:

Hemp is the answer to many of our world problems today such as deforestation, over-filled landfills, and oil drilling. Check out my related blogs links for more info on some of these current problems.

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One Response to Hemp is the Answer

  1. Caitlin Burch says:

    I think it’s absolutely incredible that hemp can be used in so many ways. I remember reading that one of the big reasons hemp isn’t used more frequently is because oil companies have put heavy pressure on the manufacturing of it as a way to secure oil as our prime source of fuel. It’s sad to think that this product has so many benefits that we aren’t tapping into more. I’m with you girl–free the weed!

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