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Hemp acres on rise in Canada

Mar 6th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

Feb 22, 2013 1:41 PM By: Phil Franz-Warkentin Commodity News Service Canada Rising demand and good returns will see more acres devoted to industrial hemp production in Western Canada this spring, according to industry participants. Canadian hemp plantings have risen steadily over the past few years, with about 55,000 acres licensed in 2012, according to [...]

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Industrial Hemp in Ottawa

Mar 5th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off
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Biochar: a brief history and developing future

Jan 4th, 2013 by YREA | Comments Off

Commentary by Ryan King, special to mongabay.com January 02, 2013 I said in my recent book that perhaps the only tool we had to bring carbon dioxide back to pre-industrial levels was to let the biosphere pump it from the air for us. It currently removes 550bn tons a year, about 18 times more than [...]

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Is hemp a cash crop?

Dec 2nd, 2011 by YREA | Comments Off

By DONAL O’CONNOR, Staff Reporter, July 2009 Private-sector funding for establishing hemp-processing factories may be a hard sell at the moment, but Gordon Scheifele is undaunted in his passion for developing the enormous potential for hemp. Earlier this week on a farm just east of Tavistock, Mr. Scheifele was showing a group of 16 mostly [...]

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Industrial Hemp

Jun 17th, 2011 by YREA | Comments Off

Agriculture Canada… http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1174595656066&lang=eng Profile Canada’s Industrial Hemp Industry As the world’s premier renewable resource, hemp has been the source of food and fibre for the past 10,000 years. Hemp fibre has been used to make clothing, ropes, and paper; the grain has been stewed, roasted, and milled for food; and the oil derived from the [...]

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The Versatility of the Incredible Hemp Plant and How It Can Help Create a More Sustainable Future

Jun 17th, 2011 by YREA | Comments Off

July 25, 2009 – What is hemp? The hemp plant, otherwise known as Cannabis Sativa, is a flowering plant or herb that has been cultivated for centuries for a multitude of purposes. It is an extremely robust and versatile plant that has many ecological benefits. The cultivation of hemp has a positive impact on the [...]

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Hemp Houses Have Negative Carbon Footprint

May 1st, 2011 by YREA | Comments Off

Posted on 24 April 2009 by Jake Gosselin With recent research coming out of the UK that shows that houses made of hemp can actually leave a less than zero carbon footprint, it’s truly a shame that industrialized hemp is still illegal in the US.The hemp homes used in the study were built using Hemp-lime, [...]

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