Product Earth has been created to showcase the world of Hemp to the UK. Hemp and its associated industries play a big role in today’s societies as individuals will use Hemp related products in their botanicals, many car manufacturers use Hemp in their body work as well as ethical companies using it in their clothing.
The Expo will also showcase smoking paraphernalia, e-cigarettes and other requisites to support the already existing businesses that have been trading in the UK for over 30 years.
All the leading manufacturers, suppliers and producers will be present at the Expo to exhibit their products and educate visitors of the many uses of Hemp and the smoking related products they are showing. Seed manufacturers will be present exhibiting their strains to support the well established Souvenir and Genetic preservation collectors of the UK.
The show has been planned for June to ensure we get the best of the British weather but also to allow visitors to camp on site so they are at the event for the two days. As there is camping on site it should also encourage visitors from other countries to attend.
An outside village area will be created to allow for food stalls, chill out areas, small market stalls for shops as well as a main stage that will be playing music throughout both days with a main act planned for Saturday night.
This has been a long time coming for the UK. The show promises to be well organised with all the leading companies from the World of Hemp attending to showcase their products.
The four basic uses of cannabis hemp are food, fibre, fuel and medicine.
Cannabis Hemp really can provide all the basic necessities of life. It has been said that, “anything made from a hydrocarbon can be made from a carbohydrate.” The plant itself is easy to grow in temperate climates, and requires good soil, fertilizer and water, but no pesticides nor herbicides. A hemp crop is usually harvested in 120 days after reaching a height of 10-15 feet. At that point one can make it into whatever suits their needs.
Examples of the diverse uses of hemp:
Car manufacturers are now recognising the benefits of using hemp in their cars; Audi, BMW, Ford and many more. There is up to 20kg of hemp in each Mercedes C-Class car. Lotus has also used renewable hemp in their Eco Elise for its “exceptional material properties that make for a very strong fibre”.
Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, sprouted, made into hemp milk (akin to soy milk), prepared as tea, and used in baking, fresh leaves can also be consumed in salads. Products include cereals, frozen waffles, ice cream, hemp tofu, and nut butters.
The medicinal use of cannabis hemp is only now being understood and applied, despite ‘The Herb’ being used as a tribal/folk remedy for thousands of years.
East of England Showground