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    Hemp for the Future!

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    Now is the time to embrace hemp as a sustainable crop with huge economic potential.  Industrial hemp is one of THE most efficient crops as almost every part of the plant can be used productively.

    Hemp fibre is commonly used in fabric and is a superior, low input alternative to cotton, but it seems there is no end to its uses. Industrial hemp has almost zero THC, and the nutritious oil is an approved health food in NZ. Hemp seed is considered a super food.

    The future potential of hemp is huge – including for use as a building material (it was Kevin McCloud’s top choice to build his social housing project on Grand Designs UK). It can also clean up polluted soils – surely a wonder plant!

    Come and hear more about hemp and its future potential as a sustainable, C02-absorbing crop for Aotearoa from Richard Barge from the NZHIA New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc. www.nzhia.com  with special guest Doug Sturrock, Geobind

    (If you're in the South Island this August, check out: NZ Hemp Summit 23)



    PHOTOS: First hempcrete house in Northland/Auckland (NZME)

    Hemp/recycled plastic gumboots (Salter House with Plasticana boots, France)


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