At this very moment, unimaginable damage is being inflicted upon the world’s ecosystems with every living creature on this planet at risk including us humans.
This is a crisis we can no longer ignore and with it we must change our ways.. Living in harmony with our planet, our home, is a obligation which we must all make and all strive towards achieving. This doesn’t just start and end with giving up plastic bags, there is so much more we can do to move towards a more sustainable life, living in harmony with our planets eco-systems.
How can hemp production help?
Hemp crop is naturally resistant to pests and disease and can be grown without the need for harsh chemicals, pesticides, and fungicides which have a disastrous consequence on the environment, not only polluting the soil & water but contaminating our air & destroying biodiversity.
Hemp is in the top 5 out of 23 crops for bio-diversity friendliness, outstripping wheat, maize and rapeseed.
Plummeting Bee Populations and the part that Hemp crop plays in their preservation.
Without being an alarmist — If all the bees in the world die, humans will simply not survive. Bees provide an integral service to human food production which cannot be overlooked. Bee populations have been in freefall as a result of habitat change, climate change, insecticide use, disease & urbanization. A recent study by Cornell University’s Department of Entomology has found that bees really love hemp — and the taller the plant the greater the myriad of bees attracted to the crop.
Researchers making a sweep of 11 different farms in New York state found 16 different bee species. The most common visitor being the European honey bee followed by the common eastern bumblebee.
Plant height was strongly correlated with bee species diversity and also abundance, with taller plants attracting a much more diverse variety of bees. Tall hemp plants not only produce a greater amount of pollen but are apparently more visible.
Hemp can potentially provide a “critical nutritional resource for bees in periods of floral scarcity” especially in late summer when other crops are in late season deterioration.