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

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

Todd Runestad

April 22, 2021

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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.

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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