10 Fact about Hemp
1. It enriches the soil
The hemp plant has deep roots that it allows it to grow in many different types of soil and terrains, can hold the soil together, increasing its microbial content.
2. It helps the environment
Hemp eliminates toxins and radioactive material at Chernobyl. Hemp conducted phytoremediation and removed chemicals from the soil better than any other plant.
3. WWII “Hemp for Victory”
The decade before, during WWII, the U.S. Department of Agriculture started the “Hemp for Victory” campaign, the wartime crop was needed to make everything from rope to sails for ships.
4. It is nutritious
The hemp seed contains an oil that’s rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and is also found in breast milk, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.
5. It can be used to build houses and even cars
Henry Ford made out of soybean, hemp, and plastic that was lighter than steel, but it withstood ten times the impact.
6. It can power that car
Hemp seed can be converted into a biodegradable and non-toxic biodiesel.
7. It could help save the world
Hemp can eliminate carbon emissions. This is due to it having such a high carbon-dioxide uptake that it creates a process called carbon sequestration.
8. It prevents deforestation
Hemp can be used as source material for wood and paper, which is far more healthy for the earth and its inhabitants.
9. It could help eliminate world hunger
Hemp seeds are one of the most nutritionally dense foods, which can also be made into oil or flour.
10. It helped found the United States
The U.S. Constitution was written on hemp paper, Thomas Jefferson was a hemp farm, once said, “Hemp is of the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country”.