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The poisoned legacy of the cotton T-shirt

Posted on April 26, 2000

If you buy 100% cotton sheets and shirts and think you are doing the environment a favour, think again. You could hardly be more wrong. Cotton crops are responsible for a quarter of all the insecticides dumped on the earth every year. Only tobacco soaks up more.

Joe American Horse speaks

Posted on April 25, 2000

On Friday, April 14, Joe American Horse announced on KILI Radio that to be sovereign the tribe must act sovereign, so accordingly, he will plant industrial hemp seeds on April 29, 2000 to advance the authority of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in the matter of jurisdiction over tribal lands.

Legal hemp for Malawi?

Posted on April 24, 2000

The good times have ceased to roll for tobacco, Malawi’s chief foreign exchange earner. Faced by a growing anti-smoking lobby, growers are finding it increasingly difficult to make profits because of rocketing costs and dwindling auction floor prices.

For Hemp Lovers, Health is the Ultimate High

Posted on April 21, 2000

Retailers shouldn’t worry that selling hemp-filled muffins will give customers a psychedelic high, says Kelly Smith, of Hempola, a Port Severn, Ont.-based hemp processor and maker of a line of hemp-based salad dressings. Hemp, or its Latin term, cannabis sativa (meaning ‘useful hemp’), contains only minuscule amounts of the thc (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive substance found in much larger amounts in its distant cousin, marijuana. both substances are members of the mulberry family (among 500 other plant varieties).

Hemp struggles to gain viability as good

Posted on April 21, 2000

Many know the benefits of hemp from reading the inside of Cypress Hill’s “Hits from the bong.” For those who weren’t ever into that or never did a report on hemp in high school, hemp is a weed that grows anywhere, yields fibers stronger than cotton and is illegal to grow in the United States.

New Hemp Fabric Weaves Its Way

Posted on April 20, 2000

Kentucky Textiles is now trademarking the blend of hemp, cotton and polyester in HempSpun. The Paris manufacturer employs 475 workers filling contracts for customers such as Lands–End, Speedo and Reebok.

Bangladesh, India in Race for Investment in Jute Sector

Posted on April 19, 2000

Bangladesh and India are in the race to attract a one billion US dollars foreign direct investment (FDI) in the jute sector, local English newspaper Financial Express reported Wednesday.

In Celebration of Earth Day, Respond.com Announces New Categories for Environmentally Friendly Products and Services

Posted on April 19, 2000

Respond.com, the leading online shopping service that allows buyers to “shop by request,” today announced eco categories for environmentally friendly products and services.

Kafus Launches “Natural” Solution To World’s Oily Waste Water Environmental Problem

Posted on April 18, 2000

Each year up to 140,000 tons of kenaf core could be used to separate oil from water and then reclaimed as biomass fuel with BTU value equal to coal.

Kentucky Hemp Museum Coming to Santa Cruz

Posted on April 15, 2000

The third annual Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo, Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14 at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, California, will feature the renowned Kentucky Hemp Museum and Library for its 2000 show.