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.