On Beyond Organic: The Many Uses of Hemp
Hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of majiuana, is illegal to cultivate throughout most of the Unites States, despite its versatility -- including use as fuel, food and paper.
In the past decade, imported hemp products -- a $150 million industry -- has become a rising star ingredient in many natural and organic products, including snack food, dietary supplements and clothing. Proponents point to its high protein content -- comparable to or better than meat or tofu -- and the essential fatty acids in hemp oil.
"California farmers are missing out on a bumper crop that can be used to manufacture over 25,000 products," State Assemblyman, Mark Leno recently told the San Francisco Examiner. Join host Jerry Kay, publisher of the Environmental News Network, on Wednesday, March 9 as we learn about hemp.
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Source: Icicle Networks