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Hemp is one of the world’s oldest crops. It also happens to be one of the most versatile.

From fabrics to paper,the hemp plant provides a way to live in harmony with the environment and the ecosystems that support it.

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Did you know #hemp is naturally resistant to pests? Unlike cotton or flax (which are estimated to consume 50% of all pesticides) growing hemp does requires fewer pesticides or herbicides,when pesticides are sprayed on land, they can easily seep into water sources such as a river.
Hemp can grow in a wide variety of terrains and soil types. It forms deep roots helping to hold the soil together. This in turn prevents soil erosion.

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According FICCI, Indians consume 11 kg of plastic per year in comparison to 109 kg by an average American. But this figure is estimated to rise in the coming years. #Hemp #HempIndia #Earthday #LegaliseHEMP
Soil sustains life The plants that feed, clothe and house us originate from the earth Yet we’ve become detached from this basic human need man-made waste has contaminated soil across the globe. our planet’s health and our personal health are under duress, and the need for change.
Imagine if there was a non-toxic fuel source that could be domestically produced and was totally renewable. Turns out that material already exists. It’s been on this planet for hundreds and thousands of years.

No more dependent to fossil fuels and oil imports. #HempIndia #Hemp
Did you know the majority of synthetic fibers we use today are manufactured from polymer-based petrochemical materials (AKA highly toxic materials)?

Producing these synthetic materials requires an energy-intensive process, burning large amounts of gas, coal, or crude oil.

Industrial hemp has the power to transform the environment. Hemp is unique in that it is one of the few crops capable of reducing carbon emissions through rapid carbon dioxide uptake. It does this through a process known as carbon sequestration.

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Deforestation is increasing across the globe at alarming rates. Scientists now believe the rate of deforestation equates to a loss of 48 football fields every minute.

Within 100 years, it is estimated there will be no rainforests.

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India has the largest area devoted to cotton cultivation Around 9.4 million hectares of land used in cotton farming Approximately 65 per cent of India’s cotton is produced on rain-fed areas. Considering hemp is suitable for fiber production,it is clear to see the superior option.
Farmers who practice sustainable farming techniques know the importance of rotating crops by season. Not only does it keep the soil nutrient-rich, it also increases the overall yield.

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Due to livestock population pressure and inadequate grazing lands, overgrazing and over extraction of green fodder the physical deterioration of forest cover increases soil erodiblity. Much of soil erosion in India is caused by faulty practices of farming.

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The use of the hemp plant can extend into every aspect of our lives – including our homes.

Hempcrete blocks naturally regulate the temperature of the building, Not to mention the combination of hemp and lime (#HempCrete) results in a insulation superior to that of concrete.
Air pollution in India is a serious issue, ranking higher than smoking,high blood pressure,child and maternal malnutrition and risk factors for diabetes,India has a low per capita emissions of greenhouse gases but the country as a whole is the third largest after China and the US
Humankind have been cultivating hemp for thousands of years. cultivating hemp as a staple crop could change people’s lives for the better worldwide,especially if you consider the vast number of people that could not only be fed but also nourished by this superfood.

Switching to hemp products may not solve all of the world’s problems but it is a start. Hemp has the potential to leave a cleaner and greener planet for future generations. So what are we waiting for? It is high time to let the hemp shine once and for all.

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