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The importance of certified organic in hemp agriculture cannot be overstated. Currently, nearly 80,000 acres are in hemp production in the U.S., and very few of them are certified organic. That means that the majority of hemp produced in the U.S. is being grown conventionally, using potentially toxic, synthetic pesticides and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer derived from the fracking of natural gas.
Frankly, that’s not very good for the environment or for the oncoming climate crisis, as conventional agriculture is one of the largest non-point sources of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions contributing to global warming, and fracking releases massive quantities of methane – another potent GHG – into the atmosphere. On the other hand, organically grown hemp can actually sequester carbon out of the atmosphere and put it back in the soil where it belongs, helping to keep CO2 and other noxious GHGs out of the atmosphere.
USDA Issues Legal Opinion Letter on Hemp
by Kight on Cannabis
CA to Allow Retail Sales of CBD in Food, Supplements, Beverages
by Natural Products Insider
HIA Partners with Industry Leaders to Launch Nationwide “Hemp is Legal” Campaign
by Hemp Industries Association
Don’t Miss Season 2 of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast
The brand new Episode 25 of the Let’s Talk Hemp Podcast is now available. Recorded live in Knoxville, TN, to celebrate the grand opening of Blühen Botanicals’ new hemp-centric retail store, in this podcast episode “hempreneurs” and hosts Rick Trojan and Morris Beegle share their experiences at the Earthx2019 Expo in Dallas, TX; the Hemp On The Bayou symposium in New Orleans during JazzFest; the grand opening of Blühen Botanicals retail store in Knoxville, TN; and other hemp events around the U.S.A.
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