Hemp Is The Most Important Most Desirable Industrial Plants On The Planet

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Hemp is one of the most desirable industrial plants on the planet. The plant is also one of the most versatile plants known to man and can be used for the purposes of feed, clothing, paint, paper, and plastic, but cultivation is still illegal. More importantly, hemp is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable resources that can improve people’s lives with minimal environmental impact. Hemp is more commonly referred to as Cannabis, which is the entire genus. Cannabis sativa is what is grown for industrial/commercial use. Mainly the cannabis stalk and seed is used for products such as textiles, food, fuel, building materials, personal hygiene, paper, and biodegradable plastics. Hemp is different from marijuana, specifically in the THC…show more content…
More importantly, hemp has some of the most useful sustainable material nature has to offer. It is evident that humanity is living in an unsustainable fashion; the earth’s resources are being depleted at a rate at which it cannot be replenished. Still, some of these products (paper, plastic, fuel, building material, etc.) are essential for modern day living and, therefore, practices and processes continue as they are. That is why it is so crucial to explore alternative products to promote a more sustainable world. Hemp has the ability to maintain ecological processes, functions, and biodiversity in the future, which current processes cannot manage. One of the major benefits of hemp farming is that the hemp plant grows in a short period of time. A plant can mature in 70-90 days, producing a very large bulk of plant material. The plant is highly resistant to most insects and diseases, which largely eliminates the need for pesticides and herbicides. The plant is a natural weed suppressor. By producing its own shade the plant shades out weeds, leaving the fields weed-free at harvest. The tall stalks drop its leaves creating a self-mulching eco-system (Hemp Facts, n.d). In contrast, logging is a major cause of global deforestation. Additional consequences of deforestation include killing of animals and plants, wiping out species, and polluting the environment. Although the timber industry is recognized as being essential to creating

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