Earth day is today we want to highlight some reasons hemp, our source for CBD oil, is good for the earth and our planet. So we will share some headlines below
Forbes: “Could hemp be the next big thing in sustainable cotton, fuel, wood, and plastic?”
"Hemp is a weed, so it grows prolifically with little water and no pesticides. It takes up relatively little space, produces more pulp per acre than trees, and is biodegradable. Hemp crops even give back by returning nutrients to the soil and sequestering carbon dioxide."
Rolling Stone: “Can hemp clean up the earth?”
"The term “phytoremediation,” was coined by the scientist Ilya Raskin, a member of a team that tested hemp’s ability to accumulate heavy metals from soil in contaminated fields near Chernobyl in the 1990s. The experiment was a success."
Note from incann: Phytoremediation is nature's way of vacuuming toxins, out of the soil & groundwater. Hemp is a blessing for the environment. It could solve many of the pollution problems throughout the US and the world; Hemp grown for Phytoremediation is not used for CBD
Green Flower Media: “ Growing hemp prevents pesticide pollution.”
"Did you know hemp is naturally resistant to pests? Unlike cotton or flax (which are estimated to consume 50% of all pesticides) growing hemp does require fewer pesticides or herbicides.
When pesticides are sprayed on land, they can easily seep into water sources such as a river, ocean, or pond.
If pesticides contaminate a body of water it can harm the living creatures within that water source (fish, frogs, insects, and more) along with anyone ingesting it. So not only are pesticides dangerous for the environment, but they are also a hazard to our health.
By integrating hemp, we can significantly reduce our exposure to unnecessary toxins and pollutants."
Huff Post: It could save the trees.”
"Hemp pulp has been used to create paper for at least 2,000 years, including a draft of the Declaration of Independence."
"hemp pulp could conceivably replace wood pulp, creating a more durable, sustainable and recyclable paper. Moreover, hemp’s low lignin content and naturally light color mean that fewer chemicals and less bleach would be needed to pulp and color hemp paper."
Green Entrepreneur: “A sustainable fuel source"
"The environmental impacts of fossil fuel emissions and oil extraction are widespread. By contrast, hemp is a practical source for biodiesel, a type of fuel made from plant matter."
"This biofuel is derived from the seeds rather than the plant stock. Typically, seeds are disregarded, so reappropriating them as fuel is yet another way that hemp’s versatility makes it an eco-friendly crop."
At incann, we are honored to be a part of an industry that can help take care of our planet. If there is one message we can sed to you, let's take care of earth as it takes care of us!