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How Industrial Hemp is Processed

How Industrial Hemp is Processed

Hemp has been purposely grown and harvested since 8000 B.C. The crop was essential for fiber and food. Since 2012, the products and sales derived from the hemp industry in the United States increased by 600 percent. The plant-based fiber and by-products are commonly...

Hemp’s Biofuel Potential

Hemp’s Biofuel Potential

Fossil fuels are a finite resource, but what is even more pressing than running out is the damage that they are causing to both the planet and the environment. Coal and petroleum have helped to advance much of humanity, but the ensuing problems such as pollution,...

Fact or Fiction: Industrial Hemp Myths

Fact or Fiction: Industrial Hemp Myths

Industrial hemp is an incredibly useful plant with great agricultural potential. Unfortunately, it’s also been subject to many myths and misconceptions all around the world. Even though the use of the plant has been documented back to 8,000+ BCE, hemp is still banned...

A Cash Crop with Challenges

A Cash Crop with Challenges

Farmers in the United States have been facing hard times in recent years. Between tariffs and trade disagreements and poor weather, the revenue on common cash crops has dropped significantly. For some, this means, turning to alternative income streams such as solar or...

How Hemp is Helping The Planet

How Hemp is Helping The Planet

Contrary to what most people think, hemp is actually a miracle plant that could benefit the overall environment in huge ways. When many people think about the hemp plant, the first thing that they think about is burned-out and stoned hippies. This could not be further...

Ways Technology is Changing the Hemp Industry

Ways Technology is Changing the Hemp Industry

Industrial hemp is now legal in the United States, thanks to the passing of the 2018 farm bill. With legalization comes a boost in hemp farming and the technology behind it. Some bioscience firms are already changing the way farmers think about planting their crops. 1...

Hemp: Solving Plastic Pollution Problems

Hemp: Solving Plastic Pollution Problems

It is a well-known fact that plastic is a large contributor to the world's pollution problem. The oils in most plastic packaging have harmful additives that take hundreds of years to degrade. It is estimated that by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic than fish....

Ways Hemp is Good for Your Health

Ways Hemp is Good for Your Health

Hemp has made it into our lives in many ways. It has been around for years being used as product materials and now has made its way into food products. Hemp is a functional food that has many health benefits.   Heart Health  Hemp oil contains healthy fats and...

Risks and Regulations on Hemp

Risks and Regulations on Hemp

Like any other growing industry, there are risks and regulations that keep the industry structured. The production of hemp in parts of Australia is under strict licensing conditions. Australian growers have the chance to join the hemp industry due to the international...

Leading Countries in Hemp Production

Leading Countries in Hemp Production

It seems like not long ago, hemp was just starting out in the world and now it is becoming a fast-growing industry. A few decades ago, there wouldn’t be nearly as much coverage on the topic as there is now. But the use of hemp dates back to 8,000+ BCE where it was...