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June 2016 Joint Conversations Newsletter

June 2016 Joint Conversations Newsletter

Become a member of the Kyoto  Hemp Forum Today

Japan last year grew a grand total of five hectares of hemp. But that output belies the growing enthusiasm for the crop, which has a long history all across Asia, including the Land of the Rising Sun. And now those boosting Japanese hemp have enlisted a powerful ally — First Lady Akie Abe, who will headline the first-ever Kyoto Hemp Forum, an international event set July 2 and organized by the Japan Hemp Association (JHA). “Hemp can be a viable substitute for fossil fuels, synthetic fibers, tree-based papers, and processed food proteins, which cause global environmental ramifications of unquantified proportions,” the JHA said in announcing the Forum. “Hemp is a viable substitute for deforestation.”

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