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Earth Day special report: Solving the climate crisis with hemp - video

Audio-Earth Day special report: Solving the climate crisis with hemp - video

Put a price on carbon and the riches will flow to hemp.

The climate crisis is, of course, an existential threat to human civilization. A Biden Administration promises action on multiple fronts. Agriculture needs to be a significant part of any solution. Insider senior editor Todd Runestad met with Simon Liegel, co-founder of Wisconsin hemp producer and processor Driftless Extracts, as they touch on how hemp can help humanity save itself from itself.

  • Corn is a monoculture. We need diverse multicultures in fields.
  • Hemp can be a good rotational crop with the big row crops.
  • How to lock up carbon in long-term storage like plastics, packaging and textiles.
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