Hemp is good for you - and the planet.
- The hemp nuts used in Tempt hemp products are pesticide and herbicide free.
- Hemp does not deplete the soil as many other industrial crops do. It actually enriches the soil as it sheds its leaves throughout the growing season, creating a mature compost. This not only enriches the topsoil, but helps it to retain moisture, adding to the fact that hemp requires about half the amount of water that other agricultural crops do.
- Hemp’s deep roots of at least 3 feet protect the soil from runoff, maintaining a strong soil structure.
- Hemp helps to purify the soil, removing heavy metals.
- Hemp acts as a carbon sink, absorbing CO2.
- Hemp is efficient – it creates 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax per acre.
- Hemp has a variety of uses, including: paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction (i.e. hemp concrete that helps sequester CO2, insulation, paneling, etc.), natural foods, fuel, medical purposes, automobile door panels, body care products, household products (i.e. cleansers, inks, varnishes, etc.), animal feed, animal bedding, and as a hydrocarbon absorbent.