HISTORY OF HEMP IN AUSTRALIA
HEMP IS THE NUMBER ONE MOST NATURAL RESOURCE ON EARTH!
Hemp is extremely easy to grow, and is environmentally friendly.
- grows in a variety of climates and soil types.
- grows densely, using far less land.
- grows quickly, leading to higher yields.
- grows like a weed, making it naturally resistant to most pests, reducing the need for pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
- prospers with less water, than most crops.
- is resilient and has been identified as a natural way to clean up soil pollution.
- absorbs CO2 through natural photosynthesis, making it carbon-negative.
Hemp is one of the most useful plants on Earth. For thousands of years, humans have used parts of the hemp plant for food, textiles, paper, fabric, and fuel oil. Today, modern processing technologies,have made it possible to create alternatives to gasoline, plastic, and other petroleum products that can help the human race lessen its reliance on polluting and expensive fossil fuels.
The hemp plant is a renewable resource that can be produced domestically. It grows quickly, naturally resists plant diseases, requires little weeding, thrives in most climates, and enriches the soil it grows in.
FOOD AND NUTRITION
Hemp seeds and hemp oil are highly nutritious and delicious. Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein, minerals, and dietary fibre. Hemp is the only plant that contains all of the essential fatty acids and amino acids required by the human body. These essential nutrients affect a variety of body functions, including metabolism, the skin, mood, behaviour, the brain, and the heart.
Many people take supplements, such as fish oil, to get these essential fats; however, concerns around over- fishing and chemical contamination of fish species, makes hemp a viable and healthy option.
Hemp foods are becoming more and more popular, as the public discovers the nutritional benefits and culinary uses of hemp.