Hemp For The Environment
Hemp for the environment
Hemp isn't just good for your body, it's good for the environment as well - and that helps all of us! Hemp is an incredibly resilient plant that helps rejuvenate the earth it’s planted in and the air it breathes. Some of the key benefits are listed below.
Hemp plants absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide from the air. They actually do this better than trees. This cleans and purifies the air we breathe.
Not only does hemp absorb CO2 from the air, but it can also absorb toxins from the air and soil. Hemp was used after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to help remove toxins from the soil for this reason.
Hemp plants have the ability to provide an abundance of nutrients to the soil they grow in, which in turn, helps grow future crops. The deep reaching roots of the hemp plant can prevent soil erosion, and restore already damaged soil.
Hemp doesn't require the use of pesticides or herbicides to grow. When you consider the fact that these chemicals have been linked to water contamination and to health issues such as cancer, this is pretty great news!
Not Very Thirsty
One of the major attributes that makes hemp such a resilient plant, is that it requires very little water, and can grow in almost all conditions.
Keeps the Bees Busy
When the flowers of the hemp plant bloom, they provide a great source of pollen for bees. The bee population is declining, which is bad news for us humans. Bees pollinate the majority of plants that humans rely on as food sources, and as such, we'd be in a lot of trouble without bees. More hemp plants is a great solution!