Hemp is the most amazing and versatile plant product on earth.
Hemp comes from a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant, which is more widely known for its psychoactive effects.
However, industrial hemp comes from different plant strains – with unique chemical compositions – than the cannabis drug. Some hemp species are grown especially for industrial uses.
Commercial uses of hemp
Hemp can be used in a huge variety of commercial products, including paper, textiles, plastics, clothing, insulation, paint, biofuel and food.
Hemp’s fibre and pulp can be used in building materials. Hempseed oil can be used in industrial products and cosmetics.
Over my life I have developed a great interest in how industrial hemp could help to restore the vitality of life on Earth.
It offers a sustainable, biodegradable and planet-friendly alternative to harmful substances like plastics and synthetic fibres.
Food from hemp
As a food, hemp is a healthy source of nutrition. A 100-gram portion of hulled hemp seeds contains 31% protein. They are a rich source of dietary fibre, essential fatty acids, B vitamins, and the minerals manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and iron.
Hempseed's amino acid profile is similar to that of other sources of protein such as meat, milk, eggs and soy.
I believe this incredible plant will help people – and the planet – to obtain an optimal level of health and wellbeing.