Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution
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Its one downside? For nearly a century, it’s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States–even though Betsy Ross wove the nation’s first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, North Carolina, where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economyFine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative.Fine’s journey will not onl
"doug Fine does a great job making you thing about the" according to Amazon Customer. The subject of hemp is very interesting and it makes no sense why it is such a problem to grow in the United States. Yet material from the plant can be imported and used in manufacturing products in the USA. Farmers and the local communities around the farm's can benefit from such as crop. Ou. "Inspiring if a tad lacking in scientific underpinning" according to Timothy F. Liveright. Enthusiastic survey of current hemp industry which could stand a little more science behind the inspiring assertions.. Five Stars Christina Alvarez Great book! I gave a copy to my kids as well so they know what the future holds!
He talks to a dizzying variety of people who have special knowledge and experience, whacks his hand on a tractor hood made from hemp, and drops in plenty of historical facts for context. government passed the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, suddenly the U.S. As the author points out with gracious good humor, industrial hemp is not medical marijuana, and it should become a major farm crop in America as it has elsewhere.”--Gene Logsdon, author of Gene Everlasting and Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind. However, it can be used as a wildly strong fiber; when the U.S. Acres U.S.A.-
His work from Burma was read into the Congressional Record (by none other than pro-hemp Senator Mitch McConnell), and he won more than a dozen Alaska Press Club awards for his radio reporting from the Last Frontier. He has reported from five continents for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, National Public Radio, a