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The Indigenous Production Trade Alliance a Native Health Matters Foundation, Subcommitte
Alliance members are diversified farmers and processors; Millwrights and Craftsmen; Science and Ag Educators; Agribusiness, Biotech, and Engineering Professionals; American and European Agronomists; and leading Genomics researchers – allied to bring Hemp back to the top of the list of multi-use, renewable and sustainable resources produced in the world. For businesses and entrepreneurs, our primary aim is to highlight emerging market opportunities and challenges in Cannabis and Hemp and examine implications across the supply chain.
NHMF ARE PIONEERS IN PHYTOREMEDIATION & SOIL CHEMISTRY NATIVE HEALTH MATTERS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CONDUCT THE FIRST UNIVERSITY-BACKED AGRONOMIC HEMP STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES
. This vital research focuses on the development of hemp and its potential benefits relating to phytoremediation – the cleaning up of polluted lands. “This ground-breaking hemp study is opening the door to using a new crop to re-nourish and detoxify soil. The true potential of the hemp plant has yet to be discovered” Tim Houseberg. This research also looks at the Growth and Tissue Composition of Hemp Grown in Soil Containing Elevated Levels of Cadmium, Arsenic, or Lead.
ADVANCING CROP SOIL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
NHMF’s collaborative work and reseach partnership with the University of Arkansas Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences is joined by two organizations: the LEAD Agency in Northeastern Oklahoma and James Gaspard with Bio Char Now. This ground-breaking hemp study is opening the door to using a new crop to re-nourish and detoxify soil. Our Tar Creek hemp project will test the efficacy of botanical and bio char applications for removing toxicants from the most polluted E.P.A. Superfund site located within the United States
EMERGING CROPS RESEARCH
Native Health Matters Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, are partnering with researchers at Clemson University to grow and analyze varieties of grain/fiber industrial hemp. Agricultural researchers will analyze the genomic strains of multiple hemp varieties, including heirloom Italian cultivars dating back to the sixteen hundreds. Research will include seeding rates; fertility rates and timing; genetic DNA mapping and insect, disease and weed pressures as well as varietal development and harvesting and storage.