Hemp is a versatile and sustainable crop that has been used for thousands of years. It is a variety of Cannabis sativa that has been cultivated for its fiber, oil, and nutrition. Hemp is four times warmer than cotton, stronger, and only gets softer with each wash. It is also odor resistant, breathable, protects against UV rays, and is fire resistant.
Hemp is not only nutritionally rich in nutrients, but it's also versatile and can be used to produce flour, oil, and even clothing. In addition to this, hemp has a net environmental benefit due to its ability to grow in a variety of climates and soil types, being naturally resistant to most pests, and growing very close spaced. Hemp oil is also rich in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which has been linked to reducing symptoms of PMS. Eating one or two servings of hemp seeds a day can help you get the benefits of these nutritious seeds while still following a complete diet. Hemp fiber is used to make bioplastics that are recyclable and biodegradable, depending on the formulation.
Whole hemp seeds are also extremely high in insoluble fiber, something that the modern processed diet lacks. The cultivation of hemp as a basic crop could feed and nourish the large number of people who are hungry and suffer from malnutrition. As a bonus, the rich nutty flavor is delicious. Not only can hemp be used for a staggering number of products, but its net environmental benefit is impressive. The government campaign “Hemp for Victory” during World War II encouraged farmers to grow hemp as a source of fiber, oil and as an important source of nutrition. If passed, the bills would remove federal restrictions on the domestic cultivation of industrial hemp, defined as non-pharmacological varieties of oilseeds and fibers in cannabis.
With focused and sustained research and development, hemp could generate dramatic positive ecological and economic benefits. Hemp may be viewed by some people as a controversial plant, but it doesn't need to be. To delve into the details, in most Western countries industrial hemp is distinguished from marijuana by its THC content (the main intoxicant in marijuana), making it possible to cultivate industrial hemp for fiber and seeds. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper, and even today's best biblical paper is still based on hemp. Some specially processed types of hemp have a whitish color and an attractive luster and are used to make linen-like fabrics for clothing. With so many benefits, it's no wonder why hemp has been used for thousands of years.