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Hemp Plastic Growing The Future

Could you imagine a world without plastic? I can’t. From our water bottles to step ladders to our precious toys we had as kids, Plastic is everywhere and it’s not going anywhere anytime fast. But what if all the Petrochemical Miracles could be made using our green friend Mr. Hemp …

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Walmart making sustainable energy tools available to the masses

International low cost behemoth Walmart has been trying to save money on energy costs across their empire for years.  Using solar, wind and natural lighting elements in their stores they have been able to take a bite out of what is an unfathomable energy cost to the company. Now they are …

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Breaking News: Hemp Resolution Passes in Michigan!

Below is the press release from Everett Swift detailing the resolution that would seek to lessen the barriers to growing hemp in the State of Michigan. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Swift on my podcast which will be released in the coming month. As …

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Supporting Hemp Through Art

I can’t say that I have ever seen a more beautiful poster incorporating all the uses of hemp with the visual beauty of the planet. A Portland Oregon artist known as Wonder Knack has created 3 amazing posters and has asked everyone to pass along the word and the pictures. …

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Canada vs. US – Canada wins by TKO

How is it that Canada, our closest industrialized neighbor, has no problem growing hemp while we Americans are forbidden to plant one seed in the ground? In a recent article for the Salem-News Diane Walsh sheds some interesting light on our Hemp growing neighbor sand why we are still slaves …

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Two Republican Candidates back Hemp Farming in Kentucky

There is ditch weed that still grows along the roads and crops of Kentucky’s fertile farmlands. It is a living memory to a time when America was in desperate need of it’s agricultural resources.  In 1943, after the trade routes from the Philippines had been compromised and our relationship with …

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Wear Your Hemp Proudly

Rob Jungmaven has a dream – “To get every man women and child in America to wear a Hemp t-shirt by 2020!” Not a bad dream if you ask me… I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Jungmaven the founder of Jungmavan and Manastash clothing line which …

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Illinois Decides to Stay Ignorant – No Hemp For You!

Illinois rejected a House Bill 1383, sponsored by Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, on Thursday that would have allowed its farmers to grow industrial hemp. According to Dunkin’s view, “This is part of the new green movement across the nation,” Dunkin said. “This will put Illinois ahead of most states.” As …

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Australia Contemplates Nutritious Hemp

Our friends down under are contemplating the use of hemp seed as a food staple. Currently, it is illegal to consume hemp in Australia and New Zealand…although it is legal to grow hemp for fiber. Go figure.  Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is currently conducting a study to see if …

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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 …

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A house fit for a… Prince

Prince Charles has unveiled his vision of housing in the future: Sustainable, eco-friendly living with hemp-insulated materials at the  Ideal Home Show in London. Chief Executive Hank Dittmar of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment states: ‘It’s an extremely well insulated home, made form natural healthy materials and it’s …

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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 …

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Nutiva challenged DEA to sell hemp foods in US

Here’s a great article about how Nutiva founder John Roulac fought the DEA and opened the doors for Hemp-foods in the US health food industry. via Bloomberg – natural foods retailer nutiva challenges dea, embraces hemp . The American hemp-food market is growing quickly, according to natural food market analyst SPINS, which …

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Hemp Vans the shoe to have this spring

They’re not out yet, but keep your eyes peeled for Vans‘ stylish Hemp Pack shoes due out this spring. We’re not crazy about the Rasta trim (a little flashy and dope-centric for the office) but the Hemp weave is classy and almost linen looking. We’ll let you know when they …

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Solar tech could compete with fossil fuels in near future

Solar technologies have been slowly embraced due to some of their limiting factors: inefficency and lack of adequate storage space. But Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that we will all be using a lot more solar energy and less fossil fuels in the near future: Kurzweil, together with Google co-founder Larry …

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Eco Ideas: Air-Scrubbing Artificial Trees

Not only are these alien trees very cool to look at, they could potentially be coming to your city to help scrub the air you breath. These “Treepods” (currently in concept form) were designed to be placed on city streets to mitigate carbon waste emissions.  They effectively remove carbon dioxide from the …

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Hemp Recipes – Hemp Ginger Cake

The Guradian just ran this delicious-looking cake recipe adding Hemp flour as an unacknowledged ingredient.  They just threw it into the mix like everyone uses Hemp Flour in their cooking every day!  We love it when hemp is incorporated into products or foods without people making a big deal about …

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Swimming For Hemp

Patrick Furlotti likes to swim. But where as you or I would hop in a pool and do a few laps, or maybe brave the summer waves at the local beach, Pat’s idea of fun is hoping in the Ocean and swimming around t he entire Island of Oahu, Hawaii… …

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