Did you know that more people die from lack of clean water and sanitation each year than are killed by all forms of violence, including war? nearly 800 million people around the world are living with no access to clean water.
This December, I hope that you will stand with me in raising money for “charity: water” an organization that applies 100% of the money you donate to clean water projects.
I spend 99% of my time bitching about how awful the world is, so I figure I should at least spend 1% of my time on a project that actually makes the world better.
Please donate and encourage your friends, family and acquaintances to do the same.
I’ve worn excellent cloth made from bamboo and hemp…time to get the hemp growing industry moving!
Difference between Industrial Hemp and Cannabis
The difference is in its use. Hemp and Marijuana both come from the same plant - Cannabis Sativa L. The term ‘Hemp’ commonly refers to the industrial/commercial use of the cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials. The term ‘marijuana’ refers to the medicinal, recreational or spiritual use involving the smoking of cannabis flowers. Industrial hemp contains only about 0.3% - 1.5% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinoids, the intoxicating ingredients that make you high) while marijuana contains about 5% - 10% or more THC. Hemp fibre is the longest, strongest and most durable of all natural fibres. Hemp cultivation requires no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. Grown in rotation with other crops such as corn and legumes, hemp farming is completely sustainable. Hemp produces four times as much fibre per acre as pine trees. Hemp tree-free paper can be recycled up to seven times, compared with three times for pine-pulp based papers. Hemp is easy to grow, and actually conditions soil where it grows. The seed and seed-oil are high in protein, essential fatty and amino acids, and vitamins. Hemp would be an ideal source of biomass for fuel, and hemp Ethanol burns very cleanly.
Hemp and humanity have been linked for over 10,000 years. Hemp was our first agricultural crop, and remained the planet’s largest crop and most important industry until late last century. Most of the non-Western world never stopped growing hemp, and today hemp for commercial use is grown mostly by China, Hungary, England, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, India and throughout Asia.
Reblogging for anyone who doesn’t already know.