The cultivation of hemp in Europe has a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Currently, it is estimated that the EU grows more than 20% of the world's hemp. In Spain, the cultivation of industrial hemp has been experiencing great expansion in recent years.
What are certified hemp seeds?
These are the seeds that have entered the official catalog of the European Union for cultivation after ensuring that they meet the quality parameters and that the THC is permitted. The trade in plant material for reproduction, in this case seeds, is regulated by extensive National regulations that result from the development of the European Union proposals.
In this way, the seed trade must be placed within a certification system recognized, agreed upon and accepted by the countries that participate in said exchange. The certified seed is the reproductive element of the varieties of each species.
The quality ensured by the certification system through the requirements of the regulations allows us to know different aspects of the seed: Article, lot and laboratory analysis.
POTENTIAL OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP AS RAW MATERIAL
The true added value of industrial hemp is the possibility it offers of producing different products with a single crop: food, feed, cosmetics, biomaterials or energy , while achieving positive environmental externalities with a single rotation crop. The versatile nature of hemp potentially represents multi-billion euro downstream markets, particularly in the manufacturing of reusable, recyclable and compostable biomaterials. The plant-based food market is expected to grow to €2.4 billion by 2025, making hemp an ideal source of sustainable protein that can be grown locally and organically.
Although ancient man already attributed healing properties to it, it is not until our time, thanks to the available technology, that allows us to affirm with complete certainty the great health benefits of hemp. Thus, medicinal extracts from the hemp plant are being used in the treatment of the symptoms of different diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, Cancer, Insomnia, Anxiety, and High Blood Pressure, since it has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, neuroprotective, antiemetic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, hypotensive and anxiolytic properties, among many others.
Industrial field and biocomposites
From basic rope to sustainable homes, this plant is an authentic Swiss army knife when it comes to uses; in fact, airplanes have been built exclusively from this material. Sustainable alternatives to synthetic and composite plastics already exist on the market. Several major European car manufacturers are already using hemp fibers in vehicle interiors.
Fibers and Textiles
It is not new that it is used for the manufacture of clothing, anything that can be made with synthetic fibers or cotton, hemp can do it just as well and also in a more sustainable way for the environment. The results show that hemp is more ecologically neutral than other fibers, especially when it comes to water use. Fiber can be removed from both the inside of the stem and its external part.
Hemp-based building materials have exceptional thermal performance that reduces energy consumption while capturing carbon. These include hempcrete , i.e. hemp concrete (a composite material of hemp and lime for walls and insulation), as well as hemp wool and hemp fiber insulation panels.
The nutritional characteristics of hemp make it an excellent source of nutrients for people and animals, which is why it is considered a "superfood" . Hemp can be consumed in the form of raw or hulled seeds, seed meal, and seed oil. The pressing of hemp seeds to obtain oil generates, as a co-product, hemp seed cakes, which are rich in protein and dietary fiber, and are consumed as feed. Being rich in plant proteins, these seeds are also an abundant source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. In addition, they contain up to 20 different varieties of amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that our body cannot produce on its own.
Paper and plastics
In China back in the year 100 BC, hemp was already used to create paper. Hemp paper is a way to help against the massive deforestation of trees for the creation of paper. Today, approximately 80% of the hemp paper produced is used for cigarette papers and other specific applications, but it has the potential to be used more widely as strong paperboard, food packaging, sanitary papers and also for filtration and absorption purposes. .
Cosmetic products containing cannabis derivatives have been on the EU market for decades. In recent years, the popularity of these products has increased and their use has evolved into a major skin care trend with numerous products marketed as oils, balms, creams, lotions and facial serums . Demand has been driven by the recognized and validated properties of hemp seed oil and hemp extracts. Check out our cannabis-based cosmetic products .
Where to buy certified hemp seeds?
Buying certified hemp seeds is very simple. At Ganesh Grow we have been working with this plant since 2005 and we know what we are talking about when we say that few things give so much in exchange for so little. Therefore, as in previous years, we offer our customers throughout Europe a catalog with the best selection of EU certified seeds on the market , to respond to the needs expressed by producers, industrialists and consumers, with the objective of taking advantage of the best genetic resources that adapt to cultivation processes and industrial processes, with the help of professionals.
Here you can download the catalog of all the Certified Hemp seeds available, find additional information about each variety and the certification processes. DISCHARGE
Official Certification of the European Union for Our Hemp Seeds
At Ganesh Grow , we are proud to be able to offer you a wide catalog of hemp seeds certified by the European Union . All our hemp varieties are rigorously analyzed and tested to ensure they meet the EU's strict quality and safety standards. The official EU certificate guarantees that our seeds do not contain THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, and are legal to grow on European soil. This level of guaranteed quality makes our hemp seeds ideal for industrial, medicinal and nutritional cultivation , always within the legal framework and complying with the necessary licenses and safety measures.
Hemp Seeds as an Ecological Alternative in the Paper Industry
Hemp can be a viable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paper production . Today's paper industry relies heavily on trees, which take years to grow and whose cutting down has a significant impact on the environment. However, hemp grows much faster and can produce more paper per hectare than trees. By opting for hemp paper products, indiscriminate felling of trees would be reduced and the environmental impact would be minimized. With our certified hemp seeds , you are investing in a more sustainable future.
Also, it should be noted that hemp-based plastics are an ecological and sustainable alternative to petroleum-derived plastics. These hemp plastics are biodegradable, non-toxic and can be used in a wide range of applications, from automobile manufacturing to food packaging. By using certified hemp seeds to grow hemp for plastics, you are helping to reduce dependence on petroleum-based plastics and promote a circular and sustainable economy.