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Hemp foods come in many forms such as a Hemp seed, oil, flour, protein powder or milk. Hemp food products are almost endless and can be used in baking or added to your favourite meals as the seed is fully digestible and can be consumed directly without heating or cooking. Hemp contains the optimum Omega 3:6 profile as well as all 21 essential and non-essential amino acids and is a whole complete protein. Companies like Hemp Foods Australia have been pioneering the industry since it’s foundations in 1999. In addition to its many health benefits, hemp as a plant is one of the most versatile of crops with a wide variety of uses in health food products, fibre, fabrics, building materials, organic body products, paper, bio plastics

“In 1941 – 1942 Henry Ford of Ford cars build an experimental car with its body made up of hemp fibre as it is 4 times stronger than metal and 10 times stronger than steel.” and fuels. (per one source, more than 25,000 products can be made from hemp and the list is still growing!) The many benefits hemp provides to the environment are impressive! Hemp grows in a variety of soil types, climates and has a natural resistance to most varieties of pests due to its lignin content. Hemp can be planted very tightly together which maximises the use of the land and the crop while also allowing it to outperform most weeds and has few insect enemies. Within four months of the crop being planted it grows 10-20 feet tall and it has also been shown to remove more CO2 from the air than trees do. In 1941 – 1942 Henry Ford of Ford cars build an experimental car with its body made up of hemp fibre as it is 4 times stronger than metal and 10 times stronger than steel. Not only that but his experimental car ran on hemp ethanol fuel which due to hemps high cellulose level makes it perfect for ethanol fuel production. The cleanest burning bioalternative liquid to gasoline is ethanol and when the hemp biodiesel burns through the car engine it releases C02 and water vapor which is absorbed up by plants and in no way, adds to air pollution like regular gasoline. Hemp is also a natural substitute for wood fiber and cotton. Cotton needs huge amounts of water and only grows in warmer climates whereas hemp is 10 times stronger than cotton, produces 250 percent more fiber than cotton and 600 percent more fiber than flax using the same amount of land. Because of 17

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Hemps low lignin content, it can be pulped using fewer chemicals than wood and the need to use chlorine bleach is not needed due to its’ natural brightness. In-fact No other plant on earth is able to produce as much paper per acre as hemp can! Not only does a single acre of Hemp produce 4 times more paper than an acre of trees but hemp is also more durable and stronger than wood and its’ fiber is much purer. Hemp is one of the strongest plant fibers and produces food that is highly nutritious and isn’t plagued by allergies. Its’ products are all biodegradable, renewable and non-toxic. Because of hemps low lignin content, it can be pulped using fewer chemicals than wood and the need to use chlorine bleach is not needed due to its’ natural brightness. In-fact No other plant on earth is able to produce as much paper per acre as hemp can! Not only does a single acre of hemp produce 4 times more paper than an acre of trees but hemp is also more durable and stronger than wood and its’ fibre is much purer. Hemp is one of the strongest plant fibers and produces food that is highly nutritious and isn’t plagued by allergies. Its products are all biodegradable, renewable and non-toxic. With so many amazing health and environmental benefits and the everexpanding usage of hemp across a wide range of industries farmers are set to have a hemp boom both creating more jobs and putting more money back in the economy. Australian trade minister Dr. Craig Emerson noted that by 2035 the Australian population is anticipated to approach 35 million and the demand for protein rich foods is set to soar it is a social, environmental, and food security imperative that Australia looks beyond animal products to service this demand.

For further information, products or recipes visit www.hempfoods.com.au

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