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Hemp Fiber for Food Packaging

The Traysrenew project in the EU was a multi-year project with the goal of producing food trays for poultry products that are cost effective, renewable, and higher performance than their conventional counterparts. The food trays would be made from biopolymers which are derived from bast fiber plants including hemp and flax. The interest on this kind of green packaging is being driven by both the industry and consumers. Manufacturers want lower costs and increased shelf life; consumers want fresh and safe food available in addition to products that reflect their values.

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Nations That Allow the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Nations That Allow Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Following are a list of over 30 nations that allow the cultivation of industrial hemp. As of this writing, the three primary produces are Canada, European Union, and China. Canada primarily produced hemp seed which is used for human food consumption (shelled hemp / hemp hearts, hemp oil, and hemp protein). The European Union primarily grows hemp for fiber with the two primary end-uses being paper and automotive composites. China grows hemp primarily for textiles that are made into clothing and hemp cordage.

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