Hemp Information Resources

Hemp as a nutritional resource


Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview

J.C. Callaway Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kuopio, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland

The seed of Cannabis sativa L. has been an important source of nutrition for thousands of years in Old World cultures. Non-drug varieties of Cannabis , commonly referred to as hemp, have not been studied extensively for their nutritional potential in recent years, nor has hempseed been utilized to any great extent by the industrial processes and food markets that have developed during the 20th century...

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Cooking With Hemp - A recipe book

Created with the Hemp of the members of the European Industrial Hemp Association

As mentioned above, hemp is full of nutrients.Seeds, for instance, are particularly rich in high quality protein, being second only to soybean for plant-based protein sources. They are also a wonderful source of essential fatty acids (mainly omega-3 and omega-6, which can be found in the ideal ratio 1:3), fibre, vitamin E, vitamin B, and minerals like magnesium and iron. Hemp oil, protein powder, hemp flour and other ingredients that are obtained from hemp seeds also retain similar properties. As for flowers and leaves, they are rich in phytochemicals -cannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols - and full of iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, fibre, and phosphorus!

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Hemp and carbon resources


The Role of Industrial Hemp in Carbon Farming

Name: James Vosper BSCHons, FRGS
Company: GoodEarth Resources PTY Ltd (ABN 79 124 022 859)

We submit that industrial hemp be seriously considered as a crop that can contribute significantly to the Australian Government’s aim to reduce global atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. Industrial hemp has been scientifically proven to absorb more CO2 per hectare than any forest or commercial crop and is therefore the ideal carbon sink. In addition, the CO2 is permanently bonded within the fiber that is used for anything from textiles, to paper and as a building material. It is currently being used by BMW in Germany to replace plastics in car construction. It is therefore additional to what would otherwise be grown or sourced from oil. It can be constantly replanted and as such meets permanence criteria as defined by the Kyoto Protocol.

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Business Case for Carbon Soil Sequestration & Industrial Hemp Production

Industrial Hemp Association of Queensland Inc (www.ihaq.com.au)

Because of its unique properties for carbon bio-sequestration, as an export food crop in times of uncertainty to world food security, and as a contributor to eco-friendly building materials science and bio energy, it is clear that fast growing industrial hemp is a major asset in the fight against climate change


Carbon storage potential in natural fiber composites

Muhammad Pervaiz, Mohini M. Sain * Faculty of Forestry, Advanced Wood Composite Group, Earth Science Center, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ont., Canada M5S 3B3

The environmental performance of hemp based natural fiber mat thermoplastic (NMT) has been evaluated in this study by quantifying carbon storage potential and CO2 emissions and comparing the results with commercially available glass fiber composites. Non-wovenmats of hemp fiber and polypropylene matrix were used to make NMT samples by film-stacking method without using any binder aid. The results showed that hemp based NMT have compatible or even better strength properties as compared to conventional flax based thermoplastics


Hemp as a break crop


Effects of Break Crops on Yield and Grain Protein Concentration of Barley in a Boreal Climate

Ling Zou 1*, Markku Yli-Halla 2, Frederick L. Stoddard 1, Pirjo S. A. Mäkelä 1. Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. 2 Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Rotation with dicotyledonous crops to break cereal monoculture has proven to be beneficial to successive cereals. In two fields where the soil had been subjected to prolonged, continu- ous cereal production, two 3-year rotation trials were established. In the first year, faba bean, turnip rape and barley were grown, as first crops, in large blocks and their residues tilled into the soil after harvest. In the following year, barley, buckwheat, caraway, faba Citation: Zou L, Yli-Halla M, Stoddard FL, Mäkelä bean, hemp and white lupin were sown, as second crops, in each block and incorporated ei- PSA (2015) Effects of Break Crops on Yield and ther at flowering stage (except barley) or after harvest

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Energy crops in rotation. A review

Walter Zegada-Lizarazu, Andrea Monti*
Department of Agroenvironmental Science and Technology, University of Bologna, Viale G. Fanin, 44 e 40127, Bologna, Italy

The area under energy crops has increased tenfold over the last 10 years, and there is large consensus that the demand for energy crops will further increase rapidly to cover several millions of hectares in the near future. Information about rotational systems and effects of energy crops should be therefore given top priority. Literature is poor and fragmentary on this topic, especially about rotations in which all crops are exclusively dedicated to energy end uses

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The insecticidal and nematocidal uses of hemp


Cannabis as repellent and pesticide

McPartland, John M. 1997. Cannabis as repellent and pesticide. Journal of the International Hemp Association 4(2): 87-92

Cannabis has been used as a pest repellent and pesticide in a variety of formulations. It has been planted as a companion crop to deter insects, nematodes, fungi, and weedy plants. Dried leaves and flowers have repelled or killed insects, mites, nematodes, and weeds. Plant extracts (either aqueous or polar or ganic solvent extracts) have killed or repelled insects, mites, nematodes, fungi, weedy plants, bacteria, and protozoans. Pure cannabinoids reportedly inhibit or kill bacteria, fungi, and insect

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Nematicidal activities of Cannabis sativa L. and Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb. against Meloidogyne incognita

Tariq Mukhtar - Department of Plant Pathology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Muhammad Zameer Kayani - Green Belt Project, Department of Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Muhammad Arshad Hussain - Plant Pathology Section, Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Because of being costly and pernicious to the environment and human health, the use of nematicides has become prohibitive in many countries and the management of plant parasitic nematodes using antagonistic plants can be a very attractive alternative. In the present studies the effectiveness of aqueous extracts of Cannabis sativa and Zanthoxylum alatum was assessed on hatching, mortality and infectivity of Meloidogyne incognita at different concentrations viz. S, S:1, S:5, S:10, S:25, S:50 and S:100. Both the plants had significant effects on juvenile mortality and hatching inhibition in a dose-dependent manner. Mortality and hatching inhibition caused by C. sativa were significantly higher than that of Z. alatum. Time duration also affected mortality and hatching inhibition significantly

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