“Today’s episode is a little different than our usual health topics and I’m excited to explore the extremely versatile uses of hemp, the carbon equation and how that comes into play, and how hemp can truly help save our planet.
I am here with the Deanna Byck who is the chief global engagement officer of a hemp company that’s working to do some of this work worldwide. She talks about how hemp can be used for everything from plastic to paper, and how right now our paper use alone is taking down several billion trees a year. And we’re below replenishment, where we’re going to run out of trees in about 60 years.
She talks about plastic use and how bioplastics made from hemp can help reduce our oil-based plastic use, how hemp is carbon sequestering, what that means for the environment, and the reason we are growing enough hemp at scale right now. She also talks about what it would take to make a change that would help actually start to reverse some of the damage that’s being done. Very fascinating episode about a very important topic and I’m ready to continue being a climate advocate with Deanna!”