Natural fibres come from localized resources which are significant livelihood assets. In the next 25 to 30 years, with reduced production of petroleum, the importance of Natural Fibers is bound to increase.
Industrial Hemp URLS : see PDF File
Currently, U.S. legislation makes it illegal to raise industrial
hemp (Cannabis sativa) commercially. However, numerous state and national initiatives are working to return industrial hemp production to the United States, where it once was a major crop. Fiber and food uses for industrial hemp are growing rapidly and have increased over 300 percent in the past few years.
Much of that growth is coming from the increased sales of hemp food products. August 2011 ...
Revival of Industrial Hemp
A systematic analysis of the current global industry to determine limitations
and identify future potentials within the concept of sustainability
HEMP VALUE CHAIN
HEMP INDUSTRY URLs
Ecofibre Industries Australian
Ecofibre Industries Operations Pty Ltd (EIO) is an Australian agricultural industry company, producing sustainable hemp fibre for national and export
industry. Ecofibre Industries is Australia's leading hemp research, development and commercialisation company, involved in all aspects of the bast fibre value chain.