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What is HEMP?

Radical 200 (麻 or ), the Chinese character for hemp, depicts two plants under a shelter. The use of hemp in Taiwan dates back at least 10,000 years.[83]

HEMP refers primarily to Cannabis sativa L. (Cannabaceae). It is the common name for plants of the entire family of Cannabis, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Although the term is often used to refer only to Cannabis strains cultivated for industrial (non-drug) use. We are cultivating and using the plant which are bred for low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content .

Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants known. It has been cultivated by many civilizations for over 12,000 years. Hemp use archaeologically dates back to the  pottery dating from the 5th century BC. The Chinese later used hemp to make clothes, shoes, ropes, and an early form of paper. For most of its history, hemp was most valued as a fiber source, considerably less so as an intoxicant, and only to a limited extent as an oilseed crop. Hemp is one of the oldest sources of textile fiber, with extant remains of hempen cloth trailing back 6 millennia.

Yangshao culture (ca. 4800 BCE) amphora with impressed hemp cord design

Hemp is extremely unusual in the diversity of products for which it is or can be cultivated. Popular Mechanics magazine (1938) touted hemp as "the new billion dollar crop," stating that it "can be used to produce more than 25,000 products, ranging from dynamite to Cellphone."

Hemp is used for a wide variety of purposes, including the manufacture of cordage of varying tensile strength, clothing, and nutritional products. The bast fibers can be used in 100% hemp products, but are commonly blended with fabrics such as linen, cotton or silk, for apparel and furnishings, most commonly at a 55%/45% hemp/cotton blend. The inner two fibers of hemp are more woody, and are more often used in non-woven items and other industrial applications, such as mulch, animal bedding and litter. The oil from the fruits ("seeds") dries on exposure to air (similar to linseed oil) and is sometimes used in the manufacture of oil-based paints, in creams as a moisturising agent, for cooking, and in plastics. Hemp seeds have been used in bird seed mix.

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