Finally, Saving The World Made Easy – Buy Hemp!

Hemp literally has thousands of beneficial uses. Food, fiber, fuel, fabrics, furniture, medicine, building materials, paper, bio-plastics and the list goes on. This plant does it all.

 

While doing all this Hemp removes more CO2 from the air than trees do and is highly pest, weed and drought resistant. So, unlike corn, cotton, soy, wheat and rice, Hemp uses a lot less water and doesn’t require chemical pesticides or herbicides. It also yields food that is more nutritious than all these others combined and isn’t plagued by their allergies.

 

This chart compares the maximum amount of CO2 (in thousands of Kg) captured from the atmosphere by a hectare of Hemp with a hectare of Wheat and a hectare of Pine trees. What’s more, the amount of CO2 captured by roots and leaf mulch which gets left in the soil when a Hemp crop is harvested more than offsets the CO2 produced by the farm machinery required to harvest the crop.

 

A hectare of Hemp, which reaches maturity in 90 days captures nearly ten times as much CO2 as a hectare of pine trees which take 20 years to reach maturity as indicated in the graph below;

Hemp leaves contain arguably the most potent and versatile medicine ever to exist and the stalks yield a fibre that can be turned into just about anything. To top things off a no-waste Hemp crop even detoxifies the ground it grows in and improves top soil. Some would say that’s check-mate, game over, Hemp wins.

What It Does For Our Planet Every Time You Buy Hemp

 

Each year Hemp Foods International uses over 178 million Hemp plants which equates to over 1.6 million plants per day.

Hemp Plants we used today
Pounds of CO2 we removed from the air today
Gallons of water we saved today

In 2014, the United States –grew 11,037,000 acres of Genetically Modified water-hungry Cotton.* If that had been Hemp (100% of our Hemp is non-GMO):

 

  • Each acre would have yielded up to 5 times as much fiber
  • The resulting fiber would have been of a higher quality
  • In addition to the fiber it would have produced enough premium quality food to completely satisfy the ProteinOmega 3 and Omega 6 needs of every single person in the United States for over 5 months.
  • 5.28344105 x 1011 of water would have been saved.
  • Millions of gallons of pesticides and herbicides would NOT have been added to our air, soil and water.
  • Genetically Modified Organisms would NOT have been introduced to our ecosystem.

CO2 – Hemp Seeds vs. Your Car

 

To determine average carbon emissions for personal car travel, which are not categorized by EIA, we used Federal Highway Administration statistics. The total of miles traveled in 2008 by passenger vehicles was 2.7 trillion. Divided by 208 million licensed drivers in the United States, that amounts to 13,078 miles driven on average. Because the average U.S. fuel economy is 22.6 miles per gallon, that translates to 579 gallons on average per driver. The EIA reports that the carbon factor for gasoline is 19.6 pounds of CO2 per gallon, so that adds up to 11,321 pounds of CO2 per driver, per year, or 217lbs per week.**

 

Every time you buy 3 12oz bags of Hemp Hearts and 2 8oz fl.oz bottle of Hemp Oil from Victory Hemp Foods you remove 154 lbs. of CO2 from the air; not as much as what your car produces in a week… but it’s a start!