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Environment  (tags: Hempstead Project Heart - Hemp Energies )

Dandelion
- 487 days ago - hempsteadprojectheart.com
Hemp Energies Alternative Resource Technologies its time to create an alternative green energy economy built and designed around hemp. this is going to take an infusion of the energy of clear well thought out thinking, common sense and responsibility.



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Dandelion G. (386)
Monday April 22, 2013, 1:37 pm
John Trudell is the creator of Hempstead Project Heart (Hemp Energies Alternative Resource Technologies) with Willie Nelson. Hempstead Project Heart is an attitude about creating awareness of the many uses of hemp as way of establishing a green economy in America.

Please go to my other link where John Trudell explains our material addiction and how if we are to live in this world and still want a lifestyle that is sustainable, that we need to start deprogramming and start taking back our power that is energy that has been hyjacked into keeping this system going that is not self sustaining and in fact is destroying our world and therefore ourselves.
John Trudell on Material Addiction

 

Elle B. (81)
Monday April 22, 2013, 2:26 pm
Thank-you for posting this important article Dandelion. It would serve all well to RE-legalize and support the growing of the many hemps.

From HempHistory.org:

"The Spaniards brought hemp to the Western Hemisphere and cultivated it in Chile starting about 1545. However, in May 1607, "hempe" was among the crops Gabriel Archer observed being cultivated by the natives at the main Powhatan village, where Richmond, Virginia is now situated; and in 1613, Samuell Argall reported wild hemp 'better than that in England' growing along the shores of the upper Potomac. As early as 1619, the first Virginia House of Burgesses passed an Act requiring all planters in Virginia to sow "both English and Indian" hemp on their plantations. The Puritans are first known to have cultivated hemp in New England in 1645."

"Hemp use archaeologically dates back to the Neolithic Age in China, with hemp fiber imprints found on Yangshao culture pottery dating from the 5th century BC. The Chinese later used hemp to make clothing, shoes, ropes, and an early form of paper."

“Make the most of the Indian Hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!” ―George Washington
 

Lauren Kozen (158)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:01 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:21 pm
Awesome, medicine for the planet. Shared
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:21 pm
Hemp is great Thanks Dandelion
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:38 pm
Such a prolific and versatile crop. There is so much more we could be doing such as making packaging out of it and other plant materials such as kudzu.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:47 pm
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Please check out all the links on the Hempstead Web site. Lots of valuable information.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday April 22, 2013, 4:04 pm
Hemp has been used in the past for clothing. I would love it just as a plant. It looks so beautiful.
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday April 22, 2013, 4:17 pm
Noted with THANKS too :-)
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (102)
Monday April 22, 2013, 4:20 pm
I wish we'd stop being a paranoid society and get this legalization over with. We're cutting off our noses to spite our faces with this one.
 

Rita De Vos (87)
Monday April 22, 2013, 4:56 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this information Dandelion! I think this is a great & wonderful project and I agree with you, it's obviously a logical step in our evolution towards a green economy & a sustainable life. I will share the information ;)
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:15 pm
An interesting article on hemp which I did not realize had this many uses....Thanks Sheryl!

What is Hemp?

General
Hemp is a variation of cannabis sativa. It is the most useful plant known to mankind. In fact, cannabis sativa means useful (sativa) hemp (cannabis). Hemp is not marijuana.

Hemp is used to make over 25,000 consumer products. From hemp apparel and accessories to house wares and hempseed oil cosmetics, hemp is an eco-shopper's dream. Some of the products made are: clothing, shoes, diapers, rope, canvas, cellophane, paints, fuels, chain lubricants, biodegradable plastics, paper, fiberboard, cement blocks, food, cosmetics, and soap. Hemp is the longest and strongest natural fiber known to man.


Hemp for Food
Hemp seeds are drug-free and extremely nutritious. They can be eaten whole, pressed into edible oil like soybeans, or ground into flour for baking. They are one of the best sources of vegetable protein. Hemp seed has the second highest amount of protein of any food (soy being the highest). Hemp seed protein closely resembles the protein found in the human blood, making it easier to digest than soy protein. They contain a full complement of essential amino acids, essential fatty-acids (EFA'S), and have been shown to lower blood cholesterol and dissolve plaque in coronary arteries. As a supplement to the diet, these oils can reduce the risk of heart disease.


Hemp for Body Care
Hemp seed oil is perfectly suited for hair and skin care. Its nutritional value, combined with its moisturizing and replenishing EFA's, make it one of the best vegetable body care foundations. Hemp seed oil's EFA complement includes polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3, omega-6, omega-9, linoleic acid, and gamma linoleic acids (GLA's). Although they are very effective in skin care maintenance, GLA's are rarely found in natural oils. Hemp is an excellent source of GLA's.


Paper from hemp
There is no tree or plant on Earth capable of producing as much paper per acre as hemp. Hemp paper is naturally acid-free. The oldest printed paper in existence is a 100 percent hemp Chinese text dated to 770 AD. Thomas Jefferson drafted both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution on hemp paper.

One acre of hemp can produce as much paper as four acres of trees. Hemp paper is suitable for recycle use 7 or 8 times, compared to 3 times for tree paper.

The hemp paper process also utilizes less energy and fewer chemicals than tree paper processing and doesn't create the harmful dioxins, chloroform, or any of the other 2,000 chlorinated organic compounds that have been identified as byproducts of the wood paper process.

Hemp was an important source of paper fiber until the early 1900's when chemicals were developed to advance the wood paper pulp industry. Wood pulp paper rode the chemical revolution to its apex before the public health hazards of toxic chemicals were an issue and before the environmental consequences of clear-cutting forests were appreciated.

Hemp is a sustainable, annual crop that is ready for harvest just 120 days after going to seed, compared to trees which take tens or hundreds of years to reach maturity. Further, harvesting hemp doesn't destroy the natural habitats of thousands of distinct animal and plant species.


Hemp as fuel
Hemp seeds have provided a combustible fuel oil throughout human history. More importantly, though, the same high cellulose level that makes hemp ideal for paper also makes it perfect for ethanol fuel production. Ethanol is the cleanest-burning liquid bio-alternative to gasoline.

Ethanol is derived from plant cellulose. Plants absorb carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight and produce oxygen and cellulose, which contains the sun's energy captured in plant cells. When ethanol combusts, it releases energy, water vapor, and carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is then absorbed by plants, along with water and sunlight, to create more oxygen and cellulose. It is a clean and sustainable cycle.

Since gasoline engines are a primary source of carbon monoxide and greenhouse gases, alternative fuels such as ethanol could contribute significantly to the rejuvenation of our atmospheric air quality. Hemp provides a sustainable, renewable, and natural alternative to toxic fossil fuels.

http://www.truthabouthemp.org/
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday April 22, 2013, 7:46 pm

Thanks Sheryl. I have been a part of the group that supports the proper use and legalization of Marijuana for many years. We don't need to tear up a forest for wood products, we don't need to rely on Big Pharma, we can use one plant for so many natural uses. We just have to get past our indoctrination that Pot is bad, and there is no room for discussion.
 

Denise Doychak (60)
Monday April 22, 2013, 8:03 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing this article! It is very informative! Thanks Dandelion.
 

Mike H. (218)
Monday April 22, 2013, 8:40 pm
Good post thanks!!
 

Shawna S. (43)
Monday April 22, 2013, 9:00 pm
Great post. Thanks Dandelion :")
Hemp is the perfect product!!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:18 pm
Thanks for sharing this article.
 

Christina G. (11)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:18 pm
and it grows like a weed! it also make freat fodder for animals!
tthanks for posting this!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:32 pm
According to Hemp History, to which Elle provided a link:

* The United States is one of the only industrialized nations on earth that has outlawed hemp farming.
(NOW WHY WOULD THAT BE?)
* Hemp has been used for centuries as a natural herbicide. Capable of growing up to six (6) feet in just 2 weeks, the thickly sowed hemp seed will outcompete all other surrounding plants from sunlight and nutrients.
(Hmmmm... MONSANTO and other agricultural biotechnology corporations certainly wouldn't like that!)

According to GreenAnswers.com:
"Basically, the U.S. outlawed hemp due to pressure from timber and petrochemical manufacturers that saw it as a potential threat to their businesses. Hemp fiber had been used for hundreds of years to make rope and cloth but in the 20th century new technologies made it more cost effective and less labor intensive. Industrialists like William Randolph Hearst and companies like Dupont campaigned intensely to equate hemp with marijuana and ensure that both were illegal."

It's all about large corporations and their profits --and not about what's good for the people, the environment, job creation, etc.

Thanks for this terrific post, Dandelion!
 

Pogle S. (88)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:20 pm
I Love Hemp!
 

John S. (300)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:34 pm
The best opportunity in the USA resides in allowing industrial growing, as it is difficult to describe the difference between hemp and marijuana (not helped by many supporters of hemp, though the official trade organisations try). Hemp has a market potential of 1 billion dollars, and it's in the states where they have more success than with the US government.
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:44 pm
I eat hemp hearts which are a very high source of plant based protein --- 3 tbsp = 10 grams of protein. There is a difference between hemp used for food etc and the marijuana that is smoked --- the industrial variety of cannabis lacks the psychoactive aspects of pot.

I posted an article on C2NN just over 2 months ago. Here's the link http://www.care2.com/news/member/775377582/3529829
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:46 pm
thank you
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:48 pm
Hemp guide us into a cleaner world
where dreams become ideals
and ideals excel.
 

Judy C. (106)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 12:14 am
Congressional Legislation
The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 - U.S. Senate
Bill # S.359

Original Sponsor:
Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Cosponsor Total: 5
(last sponsor added 03/04/2013)
2 Republicans
2 Democrats
1 Independents

About This Legislation:
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

AND

Congressional Legislation
The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 - U.S. House
Bill # H.R.525

Original Sponsor:
Thomas Massie (R-KY 4th)

Cosponsor Total: 38
(last sponsor added 04/17/2013)
13 Republicans
25 Democrats

About This Legislation:
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.

Source: http://capwiz.com/votehemp/issues/bills/

This is current legislation, and it would seem like a no-brainer to legalize hemp. Let's hope it happens soon! Thanks for posting this, Dandelion.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:01 am
Thanks Sheryl.
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:19 am
Noted. Thanks Sheryl for this valuable information to which some commentators added here.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 3:23 am
Thank you Sheryl for teaching me about hemp.
 

Lone Wolf (1396)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:36 am
thanks Sheryl
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:23 am
Thanks Susanne......and now we know our answer. See Below.

According to GreenAnswers.com:
"Basically, the U.S. outlawed hemp due to pressure from timber and petrochemical manufacturers that saw it as a potential threat to their businesses. Hemp fiber had been used for hundreds of years to make rope and cloth but in the 20th century new technologies made it more cost effective and less labor intensive. Industrialists like William Randolph Hearst and companies like Dupont campaigned intensely to equate hemp with marijuana and ensure that both were illegal."

It's all about large corporations and their profits --and not about what's good for the people, the environment, job creation, etc.

Also preventing the Native Americans from growing a crop that does well in their land and would give them an industry to be self sufficient and to move away from the abject poverty so many find themselves in. But as the genocide continues we can't have the Indians doing well now can we. We also can't take away from the profits of industries that are destroyers of our lands, water, and air. I thank Willie Nelson, John Trudell, and other who do their best to keep this information alive so that maybe we can save ourselves to keep us alive as well.

From an acre of natural seed you can get three hundred gallons of hemp oil that you can run a vehicle with.

Again, let me repeat:

8,000 pounds of hemp seed per acre.

When cold-pressed, the 8,000 pounds of hemp seed yield over 300 gallons of hemp seed oil and a byproduct of 6,000 pounds of high protein hemp flour.



 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 5:37 am
Thank you Judy for the update on here. Please go to link below for direct links to your Representatives and the White House to push for this Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 - U.S. Senate Bill # S.359 to pass.

You know the Lobbyist on the contrary will be fighting not to have it passed, like Big Oil for one.
Legislatives Alerts and Updates Links to Contact Directly
 

Arielle S. (317)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:48 am
I've written to my congressman many times about this - his reply is always that even tho industrialized hemp is different, it comes from the same basic category and lord knows, we wouldn't want to be seen as growing pot.
Of course, this is a big logging state and I'm sure he gets a goodly sum from the lobbyists. Which is sad because industrialized hemp would be so good for this country - for farmers, for the environment, for the people.... we have to just keep pushing!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:57 am
Arielle there is your answer:

"Of course, this is a big logging state and I'm sure he gets a goodly sum from the lobbyists."

Which again it's profits over people and the environment.

"Which is sad because industrialized hemp would be so good for this country - for farmers, for the environment, for the people"

Yes, indeed. Remind him you vote and will start to educate other voters to this as well.

".... we have to just keep pushing!"
 

Tina P. (30)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:45 am
We should have been using this resourse all along. It has been known all the uses for a long time. Just using it for paper instead of trees would make a huge difference! Bamboo is another quick growing resourse that is largely ignored. We could be so much smarter and help our planet so much if we just weren't so invested in ways to destroy our environment. It always goes back to greed and the almighty dollar!!!
 

Edwin M. (366)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:26 am
Thanks Sheryl
 

Liliana D. (124)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:09 am
noted, thanks for sharing Dandelion, very informative
 

. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 12:15 pm
Thanks Dandelion. Hemp serves so many purposes as one can plainly see. Time to legalize it's usage.
 

. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 12:16 pm
trying to note..:)
 

J. G. (51)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:12 pm
Believe in the medical reasons for the oil etc. but not for smoking - the use of Skunk in the UK has caused many problems
 

Mary T. (186)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 3:05 pm
Thanks Dandelion there are a lot of great uses for Hemp, George Washington did see all kinds of things to do with hemp and used it.
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:27 pm
Thanks - I've supported industrialized hemp (and marijuana legalization) for years. I hadn't learned of the nutritive value of hemp - fascinating couple of posts! Thanks Sheryl and all of the informative comments!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:55 pm
This is WAAAAAAAY over due. Thanks for the interesting facts Carol and Susanne and Dandelion and Lynn too about the hearts!
Cannibas is an HERB and this war on it needs to stop..what a happy, clean and healthy place it would be if everyone was high, growing hemp and eating its hearts! lol

sad thing is as long as lobbyists are around, this wont take off- in this country anyhow
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:06 pm
Thanks for the info Judy and for the link Dandelion.. ALL letters sent!! Please sign!
 

Ros G. (90)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 9:30 pm
Thanks Dandelion for this informative and useful article..Here in Australia there are some hemp farms that produce mainly oils and fibre. It is a relative new industry and for many years there was a strong debate about letting it go ahead. They have very strict controls and farms must be registered with a lot of checks and balances even though it is different to marijuana.. Maybe it's because both plants thrive in the same conditions and hence you have this conflict..where I live we have choppers scanning the hills day and night in the peak growing season looking for illegal crops of marijuana so knowing where the farms are probably helps. Then of course you get surrounding neighbours worrying that the hemp farmers will also plant marijuana with the hemp..best just to legalise it all. Saves a lot of money and paranoia and farmers can just on with planting a sustainable crop.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 3:29 pm
Thanks so much for posting, Dandelion. Although I knew much of this info, I was so glad to learn so much more!
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:55 pm
Fascinating. I'm going to be reading up on hemp, previously knew next to nothing about it, except its connection to "weed."
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Monday June 10, 2013, 12:58 pm
Long live natural seeds !!!!!!!! Fabulous post Dandelion.................!
 
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