Industrial hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops in the history of mankind. All those old ships you see pictured in books, with those super-thick ropes? Hemp. Sails on those same ships? Hemp. So the corporate disregard for what’s best for the planet and the people has been going on for a very long time, and that doesn’t even get into the fact that they’ve been profiting from war since before World War I.
A machine that would take the fiber off of green hemp stalk in order to make cotton-like fabric was bought up by William Randolph Hearst, then squashed so it would not compete with cotton and Dupont’s new petroleum-based nylon.
It can be used to power cars, paper, housing materials, even plastic. And the fabric made from hemp is stronger than cotton and breathes better. The hemp oil is used medicinally, and the food made from hemp is extremely nutritious.
Corporations Have Fought Against Hemp For Years
As you can imagine, there are a lot of corporations that don’t want this competition. It grows super-fast, is replenishable in the way bamboo is, and needs very little care. Oh, and it is highly insect resistant. Clearly, Monsanto doesn’t want something they can pour their poisons on. Can you tell I hate Monsanto (now Bayer)? Grrrr…
I’ve posted a couple of videos about the history and uses of hemp. If you are a farmer, it might be time to jump on that bandwagon. I also just read an article where a Native American tribe is going to be growing hemp and expect it to be more profitable than casinos.
This plant needs to be completely legalized around the world. Yes, it is a member of the marijuana family but doesn’t work as a drug. But the drug needs to be legalized around the world as well. Too many benefits for both types of plants to continue this insanity. Politicians and corporate greed. Bad, bad, bad combination.
See all the various types of products that are being made out of hemp at Hemporium.com. And if you’re interested, watch a fairly long (30 minutes) technical discussion of the many health benefits of hemp here.
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