October, 2014

Hemp Business – Environmentally Sustainable & Profitable

Hemp Business – Environmentally Sustainable & Profitable

Growing hemp in the United States has been banned for over 75 years, since the 1950s. With the progress of new cannabis laws, American farmers are now promised a new cash crop. Cannabis is an industry with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, and has potentials and possibilities to solve many economical and environmental problems. There are many industrial uses of hemp, and according to The 420 Times, “it will displace imports of raw material and manufactured products produced by underpaid coolie and peasant labor and it will provide thousands of jobs for American workers throughout the land.”

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Foods Made from Hemp – Benefits & Nutritional Value

Foods Made from Hemp – Benefits & Nutritional Value

The idea of making food from hemp is not a new one. Hemp was cultivated for food in China over 6, 0000 years ago. Hempseeds, which are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and vitamin E, have been found to be one of the super nutritious foods on the planet, by researchers. (Hemp Food). Hempseed contains a balance of all eight essential amino acids, are digestible and pure. Hemp food is so good that it is considered a gold standard plant-based food, which has albumin and smaller-chain edestin (globulinleguminprotein) protein. It also has vitamins, and high amounts of minerals such as magnesium, and iron. We’ll discuss hemp as a food in this article.

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The Prospects of Hemp Building Materials

The Prospects of Hemp Building Materials

Hemp, or Cannabis, can be thought of as an ideal building material because it’s environmentally friendly, easy to work with, and also durable. Hemp can be manufactured and used in a variety of ways to replace wood, plastic,and even concrete. Hemp can be used to make several building materials that include plastic boards, roofing tiles, fiber boards, wall boards, paneling, stucco, insulation, bricks, and concrete. Building houses with hemp materials can be especially helpful in addressing global environmental issues related to wood, concrete and steel that utilize more energy in the manufacturing processes. Hemp building materials could be the answer to green building construction of the next generation.

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Breakthrough in Solar Power Technology to Replace Fossil Fuels

Breakthrough in Solar Power Technology to Replace Fossil Fuels

The solar panel industry has been showing remarkable progress recently, as it continues to boom despite the challenges and setbacks of the early 2000s. Many US-based solar panel companies faced economic hardships due to subsidy cuts, cheaper natural gas, the falling of MAC Global Solar Energy Index and a flood of Chinese solar panel imports. Dozens of solar companies were forced to shut down, changed hands, or declare bankruptcy. But things are improving now; the future of the solar power industry is looking brighter.

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Hemp & its Various Industrial Uses

Hemp & its Various Industrial Uses

Hemp is the common name given to the entire genus of Cannabis plants, which includes three different species, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. However, the word hemp is generally used to refer to Cannabis strains which are grown for industrial purposes. Hemp has long been used for producing fiber, seed-based oils, and seeds as food. Other species of Cannabis are also used as a common street and recreational drug, known as marijuana, which is also used for medicinal purposes. Industrial hemp products are made from selected Cannabis plants to produce an abundance of fiber. (WikipediA)

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