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Meet Marijuana’s Cousin, Hemp

Posted on October 2, 2000

You won’t get high on marijuana’s cousin, hemp, but the Johnson Controls auto unit got pretty excited about its natural fibers, which are both inexpensive and constantly renewed with each year’s crop.

Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Greens running for Congress are Pro Hemp

Posted on October 1, 2000

Today Vote Hemp published its long awaited voter guide publicizing the positions of all those running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the White House on the subject of deregulating Industrial Hemp Agriculture.

Chinese COS Begin Construction of 2,500 Ton Fiber Production Line

Posted on September 28, 2000

A 2,500 ton hemp fiber production line, jointly funded by the Lanxi Ramie Raw Materials Company and the Jiamusi Hemp Machinery Manufacturing Plant, recently started construction in Lanxi County, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province.

China Develops Water-proof, Oil-proof Technology

Posted on September 28, 2000

China has developed a new technology that will keep textile goods from getting wet, tainted or dirty by such liquid material as water and oil.

Eye on the Aisles

Posted on September 27, 2000

Could hemp products — displayed at several exhibits — be a successor to soy? “It has that potential,” said Richard Rose, president of HempNut, Inc., a Santa Rosa, California company that makes cookies, cooking oil, nut butter, vegetarian burgers and lip balm from shelled hemp seeds, which Rose says are rich in protein and essential fatty acids.

Analysis: Hemp seizure by federal agents on Indian reservation prompts review of tribal sovereignty and the legality of growing industrial hemp

Posted on September 26, 2000

A raid by federal agents on an Indian reservation in South Dakota is testing the limits of tribal sovereignty. Last month, DEA agents seized hemp plants being grown by the Oglala Sioux tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Hemp US Flags Introduced

Posted on September 25, 2000

Introducing hemp US flags from Fuel and Fiber. These flags have the rich texture and feel of hemp fabric and the warm colors are produced using responsible coloring methods. The flags are limited to 500 (numbered), and are handcrafted by Arizona Industries for the Blind.

Hawaii Plants Hemp Hopes

Posted on September 25, 2000

Hempsters ended the century on a high note in December, when political, business, and spiritual dignitaries gathered in Hawaii to ceremoniously plant the first sanctioned hemp crop on U.S. soil since 1957.

Nader supports breakup of agribusiness

Posted on September 23, 2000

Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader proposed on Friday shifting control of U.S. agriculture away from corporate conglomerates and back toward the family farmer.

Nader Touts Agriculture Plan

Posted on September 22, 2000

Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader proposed shifting control of U.S. agriculture away from corporate conglomerates and back toward the family farmer on Friday.