Hemp: a multipurpose plant that can impact all aspects of society

Hemp is highly resistant and does not require herbicides or pesticides, and grows with little water. Contrary to damage the soil, it replenishes it and controls its erosion. Furthermore, hemp breaths CO2 four times as much as trees and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas.

Each part of the hemp plant is a rich source of raw materials. The stalk owns one of the longest and strongest natural fiber, excellent to make textiles and other industrial products. The woody core contains close to 30% cellulose that can be used for paper and building material. The seeds are the raw materials of a wide range of products from foods, personal hygiene to technical products such as oil paints, varnishes, and fuel.

With hemp, we can make a lot of daily-life products and industrial materials that we consume today, but with much less ecological impact. It is estimated that there are more than 50'000 industrial uses of this plant.

Environmental Benefits