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Hemp: The Trillion Dollar Crop

Over 70 years after being declared “The New Billion Dollar Crop” HEMP could finally allow people to grow money on trees.

“Why use the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down,
if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the fields?”
-Henry Ford


Industrial Hemp Overview:
         Economic Viability and Political Concerns
         Hemp research and market development in Germany
         North American Industrial Hemp Council
         The US Hemp Market
         Industrial Hemp Marketing Study
         Other Hemp Reports

         The World's Most Valuable Crop
         Family Farms
                  Grows like a weed
                  No pesticides needed
                  Good for the land
                  Animal Feed        

         The Fuel of The Future
                  Petroleum vs Hemp BioDiesel
                  The Hemp Car
         What Would Willie Nelson Do?
                  Grow Your Own Energy

                  The Wave of the Future
                  Henry Ford's Car 

Hydrocarbons Vs Carbohydrates:
         Everything Petroleum can do, Hemp can do better

Building Materials:
         Green Homes                                                 
         The Renewable Future
                  Reinforced Hemp-concrete
                  Synthetic Wood

Food and Nutrition:
         One of the most nutritious foods know to man
         Hemp Seeds                        
                  Better than Soy
                  End famine in the third world
                  Health Food
                  Essential oils

                  Better than cotton
                  Nature’s Strongest Fiber
                  Better for the environment
                 Market Analysis
                 Bulletin 404

Health and Beauty Supplies:
         Cosmetics and Chemicals
         Health and Beauty

         6000 Years of Cannabis as a Medicine
         Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74


Other links:
         An Ancient Alternative to Oil
         Historical Hemp Images
         The Market for Industrial Hemp
         Shadow of The Swastica
         A Hemp Bibliography




More News and Politics. . .

HempFarm founder Zed Starkovich interviewed on the Liberty Works Radio NetworkNew
This was an informative interview on a Libertarian radio network about the importance and potential of Hemp, and it's ability to bring together Left-Wing Hippies and Right-Wing Libertarians for the common good of our country.

An Ancient Alternative to Oil

By Zed B. Starkovich
The ONLY way our past foreign policy, and present war, can be justified is if we accept the fundamental premise that WE NEED OIL TO SURVIVE. We must believe that oil is our only source of energy and without it civilization as we know it would collapse. In order to justify our more "precision bombing" must believe that protecting our oil-based economy is the same as protecting the people of America. But its all a lie. WE DON'T NEED PETROLEUM AND NEVER HAVE.

Genocide and the Drug War
By Zed B. Starkovich
I sent this letter to Col. Fletcher Prouty, author of JFK and The Secret Team, as well as the basis for 'Man X' in Oliver Stone's film JFK (based on Prouty's book). Col. Prouty served as the chief of special operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy years and was directly in charge of the global system designed to provide military support for the clandestine activities of the CIA. He was at the epicenter of the events that shaped our history and his work provides an invaluable glimpse into the murky corridors of military power. His patriotism and lifelong service to the people of this country will serve as a true inspiration to anybody interested in the past and concerned about the future of our great nation.

War is a Racket
By Major General Smedley Butler, Forum magazine, September, 1934
WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

Hemp for Victory
By the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Here's the film our Federal Government made, then claimed didn't exist. If you think Hemp as a natural resource is a Hippie pipe dream, try not to blow your mind on the truth.

New Billion Dollar Crop
Popular Mechanics, 1938
During the World War II raw materials shortage Henry Ford built a car "grown from the soil" that ran on hemp ethanol fuel and was built from hemp based organic plastic that was ten times stronger than steel.

The Ford Hempmobile
Popular Mechanics, 1941
This famous article from 1938 was written just months before congress quietly destroyed the hemp industry by declaring that the "demon weed marijuana" was the most "violence causing drug known to man" and that it "made Mexicans and Negroes rape white women." When the article finally ran, the promise of a second industrial revolution had been choked to death before its first breath and left to die on the dusty road of history.

The Cannabis/Hemp FAQ
By Brian S. Julin
This hypertext paper is packed with important information and the answers to all your Cannabis and Hemp questions.

Modern Uses for Hemp
This handy diagram shows how different parts of the Hemp plant can be used for thousands of items currently produced with expensive and toxic petrochemical materials and processes.

Pot Shrinks Tumors; Government Knew in '74
By Raymond Cushing, AlterNet - May 31, 2000
The term medical marijuana took on dramatic new meaning in February, 2000 when researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. The Madrid study marks only the second time that THC has been administered to tumor-bearing animals; the first was a Virginia investigation 26 years ago. In both studies, the THC shrank or destroyed tumors in a majority of the test subjects.

Hydrocarbons vs Carbohydrates: The continuing battle in the United States
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Vegetable matter and minerals have competed with each other to become the dominant industrial input for almost 200 years. For the first 150 years, significant advances occurred in the use of both types of material. Then, for a quarter of a century after World War II, hydrocarbons took over almost completely but since the 1980s, carbohydrate-derived industrial products have been sweeping back as a result of technological and political developments.

Hemp, The Great Green Hope
Global Research, June 10, 2011

Industrialists were like scarab beetles, rolling around this giant ball of profit protection, and they ran right over the domestic hemp industry. Hemp presented way too much competition, too much threat to entrenched and entrenching profits. Took a pretty big ball of dung, but the scarabs rolled it expertly, professionals. Except for several years of heavy production during WWII, under the feds' "Hemp for Victory" campaign—which told the truth about hemp and helped us win the war...not a single acre of hemp has been legally grown in America since 1937. Seventy-four years and counting. That was one enormous ball of dung. The entire hemp-prohibition infamy could be called a dung deal, especially as related to the common good.

Pentagon Built On USDA Hemp Farm
Washinton Post - May 13, 2010
Even as legalized medical marijuana has become more and more commonplace, the industrial hemp plant -- with its minuscule levels of the chemical that gives marijuana its kick -- has remained illegal to cultivate in the United States.

The Hemp Car Goes Electric
Popular Scienc - Feb, 2011
70 years after Henry Ford's Hemp built a car "grown from the soil" a new company is using hemp based bio-plastic to build a new breed of cars.

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
An excellent report by the Congressional Research Service

Hemp Is Not Pot
It's the economic stimulus and green jobs solution we NEED.

Compiled by Ezra Soiferman of EzSez.com
The history and future of hemp is now at your fingertips.

Hemp Houses
Hemp used to build carbon-nutral houses in the UK

Henry Ford's Hemp Car
Newly found footage of the car that was "Grown from the soil."
This Hemp based bio-plastic car was 10 times more impact resistant than steel, and had a Diesel engine that ran on hemp methanol fuel.

Study on hemp published by Reason.org
May, 2008

Research Shows Hemp Can Fight Heart Disease
Oct. 2007

Soy's New Competition - Hemp
L.A. Times - May, 2007

Promising Research Into Hemp as Energy Source in Finland
Helsinki Sanomat - May, 2007

Inventors of Hemp Ice Cream - Living Green Before Their Time
Toronto Star - May, 2007

Hemp Horizons: The Comeback of the World's Most Promising Plant

By John W. Roulac

This book is a fantastic, in-depth study of the past, present, and future of hemp as a renewable natural resource.

From where it can grow, how to grow it, and what you can do with the raw materials, Hemp Horizons will give you the nitty-gritty specifics about the only crop that can save the world.

Family of Secrets

By Russ Baker

From the Inside Cover:

The Bush Dynasty, the powerful forces that put it in the White House, and what their influence means for America.

Family of Secrets reveals that what most of us believe about the Bush Dynasty is only a fragment of a larger reality. Indeed, the same forces that put Bush-Cheney into power are still very much at work, exerting a stealthy dominance over the mechanisms of democracy, regardless of who occupies the White House.

Award-winning investigative journalist Russ Baker lays out in compelling detail the untold story of how a network of financiers, oilmen, and intelligence operatives shaped the political careers of two presidents Bush- and what the Bushes did for them in return.

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