When we think of saving the world and supporting the environment, what can we really do about this topic?
When we think of clearing the air to regenerate soil and providing a balanced body, think of hemp. And when your friends ask you exactly how or why hemp is helping make an impact on our planet and health, then you can quote any of the reasons we’ve listed for you here.
1. Hemp Breathes in Co2
Hemp acts as nature’s purifier. The hemp plant quickly can capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and make our air alot cleaner. In fact, hemp can be much more effective than trees to capture carbon dioxide. Ever ton of hemp that is produced, 1.63 tons of carbon is removed from the air.
2. Hemp Regenerates the Soil
The stem and leaves of the hemp plant are jam-packed with nutrients. As the plant matures and the seed grows, leaf matter falls to the ground and decomposes replenishing the soil with goodness ready for the next crop. And after harvesting, the remnants of the hemp plant can be returned to the soil to make for a richer yield the following year, making another influential environmental benefit for hemp.
3. Hemp Supports Sustainable Farming
Hemp grows within just three to four months of being planted, therefore, it’s ideal for rotation and makes for a wonderful environmental benefit. Farmers on the mainland can get up to two crop rotations per year, however farmers in Hawaii can get up to three rotations, therefore helping with sustainabiilty of our planet all year long. All farmers can now beneift from cleaner soil and greater crop yield.
4. Doesn’t Require Pesticides
Hemp doesn’t require any pesticides or herbicides to grow, unlike other fibers like cotton. Exposure to these toxins has been proven to cause environmental and health problems. Now we have a solution. Use hemp all over the world and reduce the amount of toxins and pollutants in our air and water.
5. Hemp Prevents Soil Erosion
The roots of the hemp plant grow strong and can grow up to nine feet deep! These kinds of root networks can help to hold soil together and prevent erosion, which is one of the greatest problems facing farmers today. Hemp has even restored toxic, dead soil that was already damaged. It’s definitely the real deal!
6. Hemp Needs Little Water to Grow
Hemp has the amazing ability to irrigate itself naturally. This means means it requires very little water to grow and thrive. This sets hemp apart from other natural fiber plants like cotton, which requires a lot more water.
7. Hemp can Produce Thousands of Products
Did you know that hemp can be used to produce over 25,000 products?! That’s amazing!! That means that absolutely nothing goes to waste with this sacred plant. Another amazing environmental benefit of hemp once harvested the seed is used to produce healthy food products. In addition, the flowers are used to make beauty products and the stalk for natural fiber.
8. Hemp Absorbs toxic Metals
We’ve discussed how hemp can clean the air and replenish our soil, however it can also eliminate harmful toxins by absorbing them. Did you know… hemp was used after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl to remove radioactive strontium and cesium, and has even been considered for removing radiation from Fukushima.
9. Hemp Provides a Habitat for Wildlife
This is another amazing benefits. Hemp plants grow up to three feet tall, which makes them an excellent little hiding place for wildlife. Plus, when hemp flowers bloom, they’re good pollen source for bees.
10. Hemp can help in the fight against deforestation
Scientists across the world now believe that within 100 years, there will be no rainforest. However, there is hope in hemp. While trees take years to mature, hemp can be grown in just four months. The plant could, therefore, replace trees as the source of raw material for paper. Hemp is amazing for our planet, and it may just be the source we need to save it.
11. Hemp Produces CBD
Thousands of people across the world are turning to CBD to help with their health challenges, without using harmful medicaitons. Even our pets have benefited from arthritis to anxiety and more. There are no side effects with CBD and no overdose use. This is our way to restore our health in such a big way, thanks to another incredible benefit of growing hemp.
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