Month: March 2011

Illinois House Bill 1383 – allow hemp farming [full text of house bill 1383]

HB1383 Engrossed LRB097 05439 CEL 45497 b 1 AN ACT concerning agriculture. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the 5 Industrial Hemp Act. 6 Section 5. Definitions. In this Act: 7 “Department” …

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Pepsi introduces all-plant plastic bottle, no hemp in it yet

As with all new technologies, it takes a few opinion-leaders embracing the new idea to pull the rest of us on-board.  And few companies have the huge consumer “gravitational pull” of Coke and Pepsi in their ongoing fight for carbonated sugar-water supremacy. So it was with great surprise this week to hear that Pepsi is …

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New attitudes to Hemp enable an agricultural comeback

Paul Benhaim–  With an ever-changing need worldwide for different products over the centuries, agriculture moves on with demand. Reduced demand for some crops, and other circumstances led to agriculture reducing production; one such victim of reduced demand was the Hemp plant, where governmental policy affected the market. This easy to grow, fast maturing plant was …

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Splaff Recycled Racing Sandals: From Zero to Ecostyle in a Matter of Seconds

Recycling is not new – but the different ways it can be utilized are constantly being explored. So if you are looking for an eco-friendly way to enjoy those summer days think no more… Enter Splaff – maker of the Famous recycled race car tire and hemp sandal. Cliff Drill, the founder of Splaff, came …

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Hemp House-Asheville, NC revisited-Video explaining hempcrete’s use

This video from 2009 is an interesting reminder of the simplicity and yet the brilliance of the hempcrete technology.  It is also great for learning about the construction techniques that were used when building the hemp house.  Remember the video is about building a house out of hemp. The sustainability will come when people like Obama legalize hemp for …

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