Hemp Doesn’t Cost The Earth
The wonderful story of the remarkable Hemp plant.
- It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fibre 10,000 years ago.
- Hemp can grow without pesticides. It can grow nearly anywhere in the world, in many types of soil The crop also kills some weeds, purifies soil, and is suitable for rotation use, due to its short harvest cycle (120 days).
- It can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.
- A hemp crop is ready to harvest in only 100 days.
- For paper production – one acre of hemp provides the equivalent of four acres of trees.
- Old hemp rope was recycled to make early bank notes…“money for/from old rope”.
- In 1993 hemp is grown again in the UK for the first time in 70 years.
- Hemp is the strongest natural fibre.
- In the 19th century 80% of all the world’s fabric was sourced from hemp.
- Using 55% hemp in a t-shirt instead of 100% cotton saves over 100 gallons of water.
- Hemp seeds / Hemp seed oil is the most balanced nutritional oil containing over 30% fat. They are exceptionally rich in two essential fatty acids, omega-6 and omega 3. More than 25% of the total calories are high quality also a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc.