Some Interesting Facts About Hemp
- It was used to construct the great pyramids.
- Records of farming hemp date back as far as 5000 years ago in China.
- The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Betsy Ross's flag were made from hemp.
- George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp.
- It was illegal in the 17th and 18th centuries NOT to grow hemp, and one could pay their taxes with it.
- Hemp was the first cash crop that had an earning potential into the billions. (Popular Mechanics, Feb 1938)
- Henry Ford made an automobile
that was composed of 70% hemp plastic. His
first Model-T was built to run on
hemp gas. It was a car "grown from the soil" with impact strengths
10 times stronger than steel. This in the 1930s before hemp was outlawed
in the US in 1937.
- Mechanical Engineering Magazine (Feb 1938)
published "The Most Profitable and Desirable Crop that Can
be Grown." It stated that if hemp was cultivated using 20th Century technology,
it would be the single largest agricultural crop in the U.S. and the
rest of the world.
- Hemp was our largest cash crop up until the 20th century.
- The advances in farm machinery in the 1930s
would have led to an industrial boom through hemp. The sheer number of
jobs it would have created would have freed America from the Great
Depression, but unfortunately hemp was made illegal around the time.
- Growing hemp does not harm the
environment. It has four times the pulp and four to seven times less pollution. (USDA Bulletin #404)
- In 1916, the Department of Agriculture predicted that by the 1940s trees would no longer need to be cut down for paper as it would come from hemp. 4.1 acre of trees is the equivalent of 1 acre of hemp.
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Simply put...were hemp to be legalized for industrial purposes, a new and huge area for money making would spawn practically overnight.
The business and investment world would spread its wings and a new mega market would emerge, even if it was only utilized in the US alone. But people of nations observing this new market and resource would most likely want in and force their leaders to follow suit with no delay.
We have not been properly educated about promising potential hemp offers. Honest education is one of the goals of our foundation. Read on to learn more.
Traditional & New Uses of Hemp
The following website shows us how the different parts of the hemp plant (i.e. stalk, leaves, flowers, seeds) can be used and just how much potential there is in this plant.
Imagine what modern science and industry could do with hemp.
If our scientists and engineers were truly freed up to dive in and fully research this plant, who knows ingenious and insightful uses they would invent and discover, in addition
to the widespread uses already known for hemp.
Plastics, Steel, Concrete, & More
he plastics most of us are familiar with are oil-based. As a matter of fact so very many of the everyday products we use are oil- and petroleum-based.
These type of plastics harm the environment, humans, and any other life on Earth. The fact is that they do not breakdown easily, or take a very long time to breakdown. The production of these plastics involve the use and pollution of man made chemicals that are harmful to life and the environment. They are a threat to our future.
The reason they continue to be utilized is because since the 1930s and right into present day, people have been mislead and miseducated about hemp by big business and politicians. It all comes back to money and control, just like any other world problem.
Plastics made from hemp seed oil, however, are safe and natural.
The car to the right is made from hemp! For more info, visit:
One can find a vast amount of information about hemp on the internet on the following points:
The point IS NOT whether or not this is true.
- Hemp is 10 times stronger than steel
- Hemp stronger than wood
- Hemp stronger than cotton
- Hemp stronger than nylon
- Hemp bricks are stronger than concrete
The point IS we as a people are not looking into the matter to find out.
Here are a few interesting videos found on You Tube on the matter.
The bottom line is we have a free resource provided by Mother Nature that could touch upon a great deal of industries and help solve or actually solve many of the major problems that world faces right now.
Further investigation will reveal that maintenance of profits by big business was the real reason that hemp was made illegal back in the 1930s. When one takes an honest look at the history of the outlawing of hemp, it is clear to see just how damaging it was (and is) to big business profit, so false reasons were trumped up and delivered to the mass public. But it was (and is) the mass public that suffered from this.
It's quite the revolution to think that a mere plant that grows in abundance (that's why they call it "weed") could hurt or even take down such major industries as oil, timber, paper, steel, pharmaceutical, plastic, and many more.
Hemp could usher in a new Renaissance and Golden Age for mankind.
Hemp could save our planet.
Food For Our World
Hemp seeds are very nutritious. They are also very economical. Because the hemp plant can be grown in such vast abundance, it has the potential to end world hunger. Hemp seeds:
Contain 80% good fats that our bodies require
- Are gluten, cholesterol, and sugar free
- Have 2 essentials fatty acids that clean the body of cholesterol
- Provide optimum daily fiber
- Are one of the highest sources of protein found in nature
- Offer all 8 amino acids
Hemp seeds are good for the body. For a very thorough review of the positive health benefits of hemp seeds, visit:
Trees vs. Hemp For Paper
Paper is produced from plant fiber. Hemp has a higher fiber quality than wood does. Far less chemicals are needed to produce hemp-based paper than tree-based paper.
It takes about 4 times as much land to produce tree-based fiber/paper than hemp-based does. In other words, 4 acres of cut down forest and trees produces the same amount of fiber as 1 acre of hemp does.
Let's say that 4,000,000 acres of trees are cut down to make paper. Barren land is left over, and the ecosystem that WAS
home to a great deal of life is now gone. The area may be reseeded, but it will take a great deal of time for regrowth of the trees and ecosystem to occur.
With hemp, 1,000,000 acres are used. Regrowth happens much, much faster and the ecosystem remains intact.
Hemp takes months to reach maturity, trees take a lifetime.
Working Against Nature vs. Working With Nature
OUR FORESTS ARE DWINDLING.
WE DON'T NEED TO CUT DOWN ANYMORE TREES.
We have the technology and the renewable resource of hemp.
HEMP IS THE GREEN TECHNOLOGY OF GREEN TECHNOLOGIES.
Money, Energy, & War
As we continue to fight a WAR
overseas based on OIL
, one that we utterly do not have the MONEY
for, we see these factors intertwined like a mess of tangled cords.
And we have a simple yet powerful solution staring us in the face: the industrialization and legalization of hemp.
Much or all of the energy crisis could be solved by industrializing hemp. The job creation would create an economic boom almost overnight.
With around 80% of oil and gas reserves used up and are in need of a new energy source. And hemp can and should be that source.
- A green technology
- Very inexpensive
- A renewable energy source ("renewable" meaning LIMITLESS)
- Safe and clean
At this moment in time with gas, energy, and food (amongst others) prices going up, up, up, and the value of the dollar going down, down, down, we are in need of a new fuel and energy source. Hemp is the right now
We already have the technology for cars that run hemp!
For more info, visit www.hempcar.org