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Hemp is a variation of Cannabis Sativa. It is the most useful plant known to mankind. In fact, cannabis sativa means useful (sativa) hemp (cannabis). it is used to make over 25,000 different products, most of which are superior alternatives to less environmentally friendly products.
Some of the products made are: clothing, shoes, diapers, rope, canvas, cellophane, paints, fuels, chain lubricants, biodegradable plastics, paper, fiberboard, cement blocks, food, cosmetics, and soap,. Hemp is genetically manipulated to contain no significant amounts of THC (the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana). Hemp is the longest and strongest natural fibre known to man.
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How can Hemp be used as Food?
Hemp seed is a highly nutritious source of protein and essential fatty acids. Hemp seed has the second highest amount of protein of any food (soy being the highest). Hemp seed protein closely resembles the protein found in the human blood, making it easier to digest than soy protein. Many patients who have trouble digesting food are given hemp seed by their doctors. Hemp seed protein was once called 'edestine', and was used by scientists as the model for vegetable protein.
Hemp seed oil provides the human body with essential fatty acids. Hemp seed is the only seed which contains these oils with almost no saturated fat. As a supplement to the diet, these oils can reduce the risk of heart disease. It is because of these oils that birds will live much longer if they eat hemp seed. With hemp seed, a vegetarian could survive without virtually any saturated fats. One handful of hemp seed per day will supply adequate protein and essential oils for an adult. Nutritional Analysis of Hemp Seed and Oil.
Why is Hemp better than other Food Crops?
Hemp normally requires very little fertilizer, and grows well almost anywhere. It is also pest resistant, so it uses no pesticides. Hemp puts down deep roots, which is very good for the soil, and when the leaves drop off the hemp plant, minerals and nitrogen are returned back to the soil. Hemp has been known to grow in the same soil for twenty years in a row without any noticeable soil depletion. Using less fertilizers and pesticides is good for two reasons. First, it costs less and requires less effort. Second, many agricultural chemicals are dangerous and harmful to the environment -- the less we have to use, the better.
Why is Hemp better for Paper?
Tree paper requires many chemicals to produce quality paper, which are extremely hard on the environment. Paper can be made from hemp without the use of these harmful chemicals. Tree paper yellows and falls apart in a matter of decades, while hemp paper can last for centuries. Hemp Paper, has been found dating back to 1500 years. One acre of hemp can produce as much as four acres of trees. Hemp paper is suitable for recycle use 7 or 8 times, compared to 3 times for a tree paper. Trees must grow for 20 to 50 years before they can be harvested for commercial use. Hemp requires a growing season of 100 DAYS! By using HEMP for paper, we could stop the deforestation of our country and produce stronger, more environmentally sound paper for less than half the cost of tree paper. Millions of acres of forest and wildlife habitat could be preserved.