Hemp Seeds in Safe Hands

Yewande Okuleye - Politics and International Relations at Leicester

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My research often involved taking a participant observer role to gain an understanding of certain issues. This approach took me to Carmagnola, Italy to witness the harvesting of industrial hemp plant (non- psychoactive variety). This harvest was significant because it was the launch of a new equipment designed to optimise the harvest. The high expectation soon fizzled into a palpable disappointment as the screeching, grinding and flying sparks indicated all was not well with the equipment. The high yields promised could not be delivered.