Read the book HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE WONDER HERB by Richard M. Davis, founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, www.hempmuseum.org for more information on how hemp is good for our health.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The house will be monitored over a year to assess its performance
The house is made from prefabricated cells of
timber filled with straw or hemp, rendered with a lime-based coat.
TV presenter Kevin McCloud will officially open the straw house later.
During the fire resistance test for non-loadbearing elements, the panel had to withstand heat for more than 30 minutes.' Click Here for full article.
Another cross reference article: "A house made of straw and hemp panels passed a fire resistance test where it was exposed to temperatures over 1,000°C, a university said.
Check back with the USA Hemp Museum for more on hemp building materials. Soon to be released into Richard M. Davis' HEMP FOR VICTORY series [ A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION, THE WONDER HERB and THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP ] is HEMP CITY which will give you all you need to know to convert from toxic to non-toxic, strong and beautiful hemp building materials.
In the meantime, for more information on how to use this trillion dollar crop to help with housing, infrastructure, industrial and other community uses, visit the museum's hemp building materials room.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
"Retired Superior Court Judge James P. Gray testifies in favor of a marijuana legalization bill in the California Assembly on October 28, 2009. Judge Gray is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which any citizen can join for free at http://www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com. "
Friday, November 6, 2009
"Not there yet, but the roundtable seemed to think that the legalization of marijuana is coming. John Podesta even suggested (in jest?) taxing marijuana could be a way to pay for health care. The times they are a-changin "
Visit the USA Hemp Museum for more on how to use hemp to solve many of our modern problems. www.hempmuseum.org
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
is hemp is legal, researched and promoted in China.
Fibre stories: "Cottonization", hemp's future in fabrics in China - International Year of Natural Fibres 2009
"China's President, Hu Jintao, visits the country's first commercial hemp fibre processing mill - Hemp Research Centre
China currently cultivates industrial hemp over an area of around 20 000 ha. That is just a fraction of the 5.6 million ha dedicated to cotton (China is the world's biggest cotton grower, with a harvest of some 6.6 million tonnes in 2006). Among natural fibres processed for use in Chinese textiles, hemp output ranks far behind that of wool and silk and of other bast sources such as flax, jute, kenaf and ramie.
"Performance properties". The Hemp Research Centre is working to change that - and restore hemp to its once important place in Chinese agriculture and textiles. Zhang points out that China is the birthplace of industrial hemp: archaeological evidence shows that the plant was grown for fibre some 4 000 years ago, and it was not overtaken by cotton in clothing until early last century."
For more information on hemp textiles be sure to visit the USA Hemp Museum's Textiles Room. For a deeper understanding on how to use hemp to solve our economic crisis, I urge you to read HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP by Richard M. Davis.
Monday, November 2, 2009
"Manitoba is about to become the first province in Canada to mandate the use of biodiesel.
Starting Nov. 1, all diesel fuel sold in the province must contain an average of two per cent biodiesel, Energy Minister Jim Rondeau announced Thursday.
He said the measure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 56,000 tonnes, the equivalent of taking 11,000 cars off the road each year.
"Today's announcement … once again reinforces Manitoba's reputation as an innovator when it comes to the development of the biofuels industry," Rondeau said. "Biodiesel will benefit Manitoba's agricultural communities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions."
But a think-tank for sustainabilty said Thursday its research shows the fuel is no bargain when you compare its cost with environmental benefits.
"Our study shows this is an expensive way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Stephan Barg of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. "What Canada really needs is a is not a provincial program but a national program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
For more on how hemp biodiesel can help us save our environment and serve as clean energy, we urge you to read the book HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION by Richard M. Davis, founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, www.hempmuseum.org.