Wednesday, September 23, 2009

China's Hemp Policy Is Good For Environment

China's commitment raises climate pressures on US - ABC 092309

"UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – World leaders tried to inject momentum into climate change talks on Tuesday but new proposals by China and a rallying cry from U.S. President Barack Obama did little to break a United Nations deadlock."

The dismal response of the United States to the issue of climate change can be transformed in an instant.

The simple solution is to end hemp prohibition now. Hemp is a biomass champion at scrubbing the air of excess CO2 as it grows, from the day the seed is planted in soil. Hemp burns clean as biofuel and aerates soil up to six feet deep.  This vital tool for solving the climate crisis can make a radical difference in the quality of life on this planet.

China is doing its part by encouraging hemp farming.From the Shanghai Daily

Officials promote growing of hemp


("This section of the website is restricted to subscribers only." the Shanghai Daily site now reads)

"OFFICIALS in southwest China's Yunnan Province are promoting the cultivation of hemp for industrial use to increase the income of local residents.

A hemp fiber processing factory with an annual capacity of 2,000 tonnes began production yesterday in Menghai County in Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, a mountainous region in Yunnan.

"The fiber from hemp is widely used to make socks and bulletproof clothes as well as top-grade suits," said Shi Dongming, board chairman of China Hemp Industrial Holding Investment Co Ltd, which runs the production line.

Local officials expect the plant to help raise the living standard of farmers."

The United States should do the same and not only end hemp prohibition, but encourage hemp commerce. The more hemp we grow, the more excess CO2 we remove from the atmosphere.  

Please come by the USA Hemp Museum and check out the books in the Hemp For Victory Series.


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