From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published May 3, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Hemp Industry Association

Businesses with hemp-based products face a number of challenges, among them from legislatures. One organization is working to make consumers aware of the benefits of hemp.

Jerry Kay spoke with Joanna Schultz of the Hemp Industry Association.

Listen to EarthNews Radio: "Hemp Industry Association"

Schultz said that the Hemp Industry Association is a group of businesses and others who are dedicated to the commercialization of hemp products worldwide, and the education of consumers and businesses about the benefits of hemp.

She said that hemp is a great substitute for products made from petrochemical-based products such as plastics. Hemp can be used in fiberboard, paper, and even concrete-like products.

If you want to learn more about the many uses of hemp, and the efforts of the hemp industry association to raise awareness about this versatile product, visit the organization's website at

You can access a number of Jerry Kay's interviews with environmentalists and scientists on the home page of EarthNews Radio.

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