Hemp Fun Fact: The New Billion Dollar Crop

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    Joheem Loh

    Did you know that back in 1938, Popular Mechanics magazine gave us an alternate future for Hemp, the New Billion Dollar Crop?

    “American farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented which solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products. Instead, it will displace imports of raw material and manufactured products… Hemp is the standard fiber of the world. It has great tensile strength and durability. It is used to produce more than 5,000 textile products, ranging from rope to fine laces, and the woody “hurds” remaining after the fiber has been removed contains more than seventy-seven percent cellulose, and can be used to produce more than 25,000 products, ranging from dynamite to Cellophane.”

    Read all about it here.

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