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Australian Hemp Council​

The Australian Hemp Council is a seven-member national peak  body made up of a single representative from the local industrial hemp association within each of our nation’s six states and the Northern Territory.

Hemp: Good by Nature!

Agriculture
Australian farmers are facing some of the worst land degradation in the world, with top soil being lost to flood and climate damage.
Some Australia farmers are finding a solution in growing hemp  etc.  both as a rotational crop by improving their soils through soil structure, microbial activity and carbon storage.  The added value of having a number of income sources – through seed and fibre – makes hemp a valuable new crop for an emerging market.
If you’re an Australian farmer looking to improve your land and grow a highly sustainable crop or just want to learn how to grow hemp, then follow our newsletter and stay up to date with all current hemp news and updates across Australia.
Health
Hemp is arguably one of the most important superfoods in the world, with hemp seeds providing us with an invaluable source of protein, essential fatty acids and Omega 3 & 6 plus much more. Hemp has long been used as a food source and it is vital we reintroduce this back into our diets.
Hemp is able to replace the modern diet’s inflammatory fatty acids with the prefect balance of essential fatty acids bringing our system into balance.
Research has shown that to improve cardiovascular health we need to lower blood pressure, raise HDL cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels.
Hemp seed and hemp oil in our food can contribute directly to these health gains.
Environment
Hemp has modest water requirements when growing, producing a fibre which is strong and long lasting as well as mould and bacteria resistant.
Hemp is said to sequester four times as much carbon as a standard pine forest and grows much quicker. Carbon is above all the most important and effective factor on plant growth and life and hemp rapidly stores carbon into the soil increasing the soil productivity.
Hemp is also a bioaccumulator and can be used for phytoremediation by extracting heavy metals and other toxins from contaminated soils.
Trials conducted in Germany and Italy show that hemp biomass grown on contaminated soils can be safely used in construction materials.
Hemp has over 25,000 uses and hemp plastics are becoming a popular alternative to our global issue of plastic pollution.
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