15 Ways Hemp Can Save the World

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Humans Are Free

Hemp is one of the world’s oldest crops. It also happens to be one of the most versatile.

From plastics to paper, the hemp plant provides a way to live in harmony with the environment and the ecosystems that support it.

Just to give you an idea how far this plant can take us, here are 15 amazing ways hemp can be a game-changer for planet Earth.

#1) Growing hemp prevents pesticide pollution

Did you know hemp is naturally resistant to pests? Unlike cotton or flax (which are estimated to consume 50% of all pesticides) growing hemp does not require pesticides or herbicides.


When pesticides are sprayed on land, they can easily seep into water sources such as a river, ocean, or pond.

If pesticides contaminate a body of water it can harm the living creatures within that water source (fish, frogs, insects, and more) along with anyone ingesting it.

Pesticides have been linked to

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