Hemp – a niche crop

Written by Martina Vavrusova Hedegaard, Ph.D., Technologist, SD Freeze Drying

  • Cannabis sativa L. is a non-drug variety known as hemp. It is one of the oldest cultivated crops, which has provided food, oil, fiber, and even medicine for many centuries.
  • Carl Linnaeus assigned its name in 1753. The words ´´canvas´´ and ´´cannabis´´ derive from similar-sounding