Recognising hemp as a sustainable solution for India’s destructive cotton industry puts Hemp in the News this week, as India faces severe social challenges.
Being the second largest cotton exporter in the world comes at a cost. To meet today’s demands, cotton cultivation and production requires dangerous amounts of pesticides and herbicides, and in developing nations these are not used sparingly. In addition to this, there is a growing number of suicides among cotton farmers in India.
Business visionaries are looking to hemp as a possible answer to creating sustainable social change in India. They are keeping a keen eye on the world-wide burgeoning hemp industries.
Hemp is actually a native plant to India, and in the past it held cultural significance in Indian. However, like many other countries, India was compelled to ban hemp in 1980, due to the U.S.’s international war on drugs.
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