Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Agnes Dumisani Mizere a writer/blogger with emphasis on ancient African spirituality and priesthoods.
What do you know and understand about industrial hemp?
I know Industrial Hemp as the growing of marijuana for industries to make and produce goods and it refers to cannabis varieties that are primarily grown as an agricultural crop.
What do you think the local name for industrial hemp should be from the following?
The local name for Industrial Hemp should also be Malawi Gold.
Industrial hemp typically found in the northern hemisphere, is one of the fastest growing plants being used in the textiles industry. It was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago.
In the Himalayan Asia lies the largest state of Nepal. Its capital Kathmandu is the largest supplier of hemp products one of them being Kathmandu ‘hemp belts’ that are made from hemp fiber. The belts are made by the urban and rural women of the country in beautiful designs, colors, patterns, shapes and sizes. After harvesting the hemp,
During World War II, thousands of acres of industrial hemp were grown around the northern Illinois and elsewhere. The federal government directed the cultivation of hemp back then, and it was grown not to ease the suffering of those with debilitating pain or anxiety, but rather to provide thread, rope and cordage to the U.S. Army and Navy.
In 1942, mounting military setbacks in the Pacific left the U.S. cut off from its prewar trading partners in fiber, the most important being the Philippines. Before the development and widespread use of synthetic materials,
Zhang Jianchun, Director General of China’s Hemp Research Centre in Beijing has a dream: to see lush green plantations of Cannabis sativa growing across 1.3 million hectares of the country’s farmland. That would be sufficient, Zhang calculates, to produce up to 10 million tonnes of hemp plants a year and, with it, around two million tonnes of hemp fibre.
Expanded production of hemp, he says, offers enormous benefits for China. First, it would provide a major new source of fibre for the textile industry, reduce dependency on cotton and, in the process,
Despite the notoriety of the hemp, officials in southwest China’s Yunnan Province are promoting farming of the plant without a narcotic component for industrial use to increase the income of local residents.
A hemp fiber processing factory with an annual capacity of 2,000 tonnes started production Tuesday in Menghai County in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, a mountainous region in Yunnan.
“The fiber from hemp is widely used to make socks and bulletproof clothes as well as top-grade suits,” said Shi Dongming, board chairman of China Hemp Industrial Holding Investment Co., Ltd., which runs the production line.
Marijuana was a major political trend in 2014, and now it’s moving to the food world.
Hemp will become more mainstream and sought after as the popular seed next year, said Badaracco.
Hemp, which is a good source of fiber and protein, has a nutty flavor and also has Omega-3 fatty acids.
“We expect to see hemp hearts in more cereals and other foods, obviously there is no intoxication effect, but its popularity has to be tied to the marijuana culture explosion,” said McCauley.