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A bright outlook for hemp’s revival in Poland

Jerzy Mańkowski, researcher at Poland’s Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (IWNiRZ)
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Jerzy Mańkowski is a researcher at Poland’s Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (IWNiRZ), where he leads research on cultivation and processing of flax and hemp. He is also researching hemp as a solution for reclamation of land polluted by industry. Jerzy is a member of the Polish Chamber of Flax and Hemp, which supports farmers, producers and processors of these crops in Poland.

HempToday: What did the Polish hemp crop look like this year?
Jerzy Mańkowski: We estimate that about 1,000 ha was devoted to hemp this year, a considerable increase comparing to 2014 when the total was about 300 ha.

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