My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Hemp Consumes Radiation, Mitigates Heavy Metals From Soil
It would appear as though the industrial applications of the hemp plant are seemingly infinite.
While it’s long been understood that hemp can produce a plethora of every day products– such as fuel, textiles, construction material, clothing, food and paper –hemp can also apparently draw toxins from the soil.
According to an online report, hemp can help erase some of the nastier environmental mistakes made in mankind’s recent past. Not only can humans benefit from consuming hemp protein, wearing hemp clothing, and writing on hemp paper, hemp is known to be extremely useful in the elimination of cadmium and other toxic metals from the Earth’s valuable soil, including radiation.
“Hemp is proving to be one of the best phyto-remediative plants we have been able to find,” said Slavik Dushenkov, a research scienst with PHYTOTECH.”
Thanks to the hemp plants overwhelming success in removing radiation from soil surrounding Russia’s Chernobyl disaster, hemp is now high on the list for consideration in drawing out radiation from the soil surrounding Japan’s Fukushima nuclear facility.
Thanks to Phytoremediation, the rather complicated manner by which hemp cleans up our polluted soil and allows plants to tidy up the environment or “remediate” toxic soil, the process of cleaning up our precious resources contaminated by human activity has just gotten a little bit healthier for the planet.
Read the full text on, “How Hemp Can Clean up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster” here.