Environmental Advantages of Hemp:
1. RICH IN FIBER
Hemp is fast growing crop and it can produce 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land.
2. LESS WATER TO GROW
Hemp requires 1/4 of the water it takes to grow cotton. With current water crisis it is important to use crops like hemp that help conserve water.
3. ENRICHES THE SOIL
Growing hemp returns nutrients to the ground and can restore damaged soil. Agricultural crops like soybeans and corn lead to soil quality deterioration while hemp leaves the soil in excellent condition for any succeeding crop, especially when weeds may otherwise be troublesome. Hemp roots anchor and protect the soil from runoff, building and preserving topsoil and subsoil structures similar to those of forests. It adds rich organic matter to the top soil and retains moisture.
4. DETOX FOR SOIL
Hemp is a “bio-accumulator,” which means it absorbs heavy metals and other chemical waste from the soil. It does this so efficiently that it’s even planted to detox land after it’s been contaminated.
5. DOESN'T NEED PESTICIDES TO GROW
Hemp can be used as natural pesticide to help growing other plants. It is naturally insect and mold resistant thereby farmers don't need to use pesticides to grow it.
6. CLEARS AIR FROM CO2
When it grows, hemp actually absorbs a significant amount of CO2 from the atmosphere. Hemp grows faster than trees and absorbs significantly more CO2 than trees.