How good is hemp. Grow it and Regenerate Earth.

Sunday, 15 November 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
A field of industrial hemp

What detoxes CO2 out of the air, regenerates the soil, needs little pesticide or water and helps prevent deforestation?

Hemp is a strain of Cannabis Sativa that contains only a trace of the psychoactive THC. Numerous products come from hemp including paper, cloth, medicines, food, building materials and animal feed. Yet in Australia we grown little hemp and import these hemp products.

Regeneration boffin and soil scientist Walter Jehne with Nimbin Hemp Embassy and Hemp Party campaigners: Caroline Todd and Michael Balderstone outline some of the benefits of growing this age old multi-use plant and how the war against recreational Cannabis has stopped and held back Australian farmers from growing it in Australia to the detriment of the forests, soils and the climate.

This weeks show No. 1270 was produced by Bec Horridge

Links:

Regenerate Earth 

Nimbin Hemp Embassy 

Hemp Party

Agrifutures Hemp growers survey

Music:

NAIDOC 2019 Redfern March video by Peter Boyle from Green Left.  

This weeks show No. 1270 was produced by Bec Horridge

 

Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Presenter

Megan Williams, Teishan Ahearne, Bec Horridge, Else Kennedy & Nicky Stott

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