WHY WE LOVE HEMP - hemp and love

WHY WE LOVE HEMP

1. One of the oldest and most versatile plants

Hemp is one of the oldest and most versatile plants known to humanity, and it was probably the first non-food crop. A followed by evidence demonstrate that its use of the Neolithic, about 12,000 A.C.

2. Oil substitute

The use of hemp can replace oil in almost all its applications. It is used as raw material in the preparation of more than 50,000 products and is useful for many industrial applications. From hemp can be obtained from biofuels to plastics, textile fibers, cellulose for the paper industry, materials for the construction of the aeronautical industry, etc.

3. Combat climate change

The cultivation of hemp is capable of generating a positive impact on the environment since it is one of the few crops capable of balancing CO2 emissions that emits the human being. Through the process that is known as "carbon sequestration" the hemp plant traps the CO2 of the atmosphere. That generates a negative carbon footprint in the environment because the amount of CO2 that the metabolized plant in its growth stage is greater than that released in its harvest and processing. For each ton of hemp produced, 1.63 tons of air CO2 are removed.

4. Naturally efficiently

For your cultivation, hemp needs 90% less water than that used for cotton and produces 2.5 times more fiber amount. A hectare of hemp can produce the same amount of paper as four hectares of trees, and also, its role can be recycled from 7 to 8 times (3 more than that of the wooden pulp paper).

5. You do not need pesticides or herbicides

25% of the pesticides and herbicides produced worldwide is used in cotton cultivation. Due to this high need, cotton leaves the earth burned. On the contrary, hemp does not need pesticides or herbicides. It helps to repair damaged agricultural soils by reverting the effects of the compact and erosion. In addition, the cultivation of hemp increases absorption and returns 60% nutrients to the ground when dried in the field.

6. A prodigious fiber

It is considered the most resistant natural fiber in the world being incredibly resistant. Since the appearance of the first civilizations it has been used to manufacture tarpaulins, strings and even candles for boats.The hemp fabric has a protection against UV rays of 95%, when most fabrics barely exceeds 30%. Its fiber has anti-bacterial properties, a very high rust resistance and eliminates bad odors.

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