Month: June 2012

The phytoremediation process

Soil Contamination – Phytoremediation with Hemp

Mother Nature’s Solution to Soil Contamination – Phytoremediation Phytoremediation is the environmentally friendly science of using plants and trees to remove heavy metals and other toxins from contaminated soil. By planting specific plants and trees, called hyper-accumulators, in polluted areas, the contaminants can be reduced. The science is simple, and basic to plant life. Toxins …

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Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to bring back industrial hemp fails

Sen. Ron Wyden’s attempt to expand production of industrial hemp fails Hemp is a plant that has many commercial applications but Sen. Ron Wyden’s effort to include a provision in the farm bill to formally classify it as a legitimate crop failed Thursday as the Senate finished work on the bill without considering his amendment. …

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David Bronner Arrested at Capital for HEMP

Authorities in Washington DC went to extreme measures to arrest an Escondido soap-maker Monday, using a chainsaw to access the man protesting outside the White House. David Bronner, CEO of Escondido’s top-selling Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, was protesting laws banning hemp harvesting in the U.S., according to the Washington Post. Bronner locked himself in the …

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Ron Wyden Introduces Industrial Hemp Amendment To Farm Bill

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the farm bill that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The amendment, S.3240, would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of “marijuana,” thereby allowing hemp farming to be regulated by state permitting programs, bypassing the federal government’s long-standing prohibition of marijuana. A sister bill, …

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