Growing Industrial Hemp in Hawai`i: Potential for the Agricultural Industry. Harry Ako
With Melody Heidel, Alan Yoshimoto, Masahiro Yoshioka, and Yosuke Kawai – Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering – University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

The Hemp plant has 25,000 uses including Bast fiber (outside of stalk), Apparel, Ropes, canvas, Hurd (woody core), Hempcrete
Fiber board, insulation, Animal bedding, Bioenergy, Seed – Bread, chips, granola, Protein powder for bodybuilders, Animal feeds, bird seeds, Salad oil, Cosmetics oil, and Body care products

THielen with Hemp harvest plant

Hawaii’s field of Dreams

Contact: Representative Cynthia Thielen – repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov

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