Lawrence's Green New Deal: Democratizing the 7th’s Farm Sector
Transitioning from Timber to Hemp Pulp(continued)
Hemp pulp also makes building products such as composite 2x4’s and plywood and these products are twice as strong as timber pulp due to hemp's longer fibers.Transitioning to hemp would help accelerate the fight against climate change. Trees absorb tons of CO2 greenhouse gasses which are now at dangerous levels in the atmosphere. Aside from saving trees, hemp pulp also makes stronger biodegradable disposable bags, cartons , diapers - all without using harsh chemicals used to process timber pulp. For the first time since the 1800's Wisconsin has the exciting potential of becoming a textile manufacturing center. Hemp produces fabric that can be as coarse as rope or as fine as a satin like finish. Go to the Hemp Documentary cited below to see many of the fascinating new potential products derived from ray hemp.
A final note: Hemp seeds can provide nutritious food for people and livestock and hemp is relatively cheap to produce unlike its textile counterpart, cotton. It has few if any predators, therefore herbicides and pesticides are not needed which lowers entry level costs for new hemp farming business ventures.
For a comprehensive hemp product overview, go to: www.HempDocumentary.com. Be aware that hemp production was only recently legalized with the passage of 2018 Farm Bill.
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