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Webster’s College Dictionary Definition for Cellulose

Posted on January 1, 1991

Webster’s College Dictionary Definition for Cellulose

Towards A Green Economy

Posted on July 1, 1990

The nationwide popularity of Earth Week 1990 festivities seems to indicate the American People are concerned with the continuing degradation of the global environment. The twentieth anniversary celebration of the original Earth Day focused on ways the individual citizen can reduce waste and retard pollution.

Energy Farming In America

Posted on January 1, 1989

The point where the cost of producing energy from fossil fuels exceeds the cost of biomass fuels has been reached. With a few exceptions, energy from fossil fuels will cost the American taxpayer more money than the same amount of energy supplied through biomass conversion.

Man-made fiber

Posted on January 1, 1985

The late 1920s and 1930s saw continuing consolidation of power into the hands of a few large steel, oil, and chemical (munitions) companies. The U.S. federal government placed much of the textile production for the domestic economy in the hands of their chief munitions maker, DuPont.

Polo, Illinois hemp mill

Posted on January 1, 1976

For two years (1943-1944), Polo was thrust the limelight because during those World War II years, hemp (marijuana) was raised in the area, and a mill for preparing the hemp into rope or cordage was built.

Marijuana is for the Birds

Posted on June 1, 1971

Nine out of 10 hunters probably couldn’t care less whether marijuana lives or dies. However, marijuana is one of the Midwest’s most valuable cover plants for upland game, and some of the proposals for eradicating it could have terribly damaging effect on all other upland-game cover. And cover is the name of the hunting game. No cover means no game and no hunting.

Hemp An Illinois War Crop

Posted on January 1, 1943

More hemp must be grown in the United States in 1943 to fill an urgent war need. The war in the Pacific has cut off nearly all the supply of strong fibers previously imported from that area; but hemp, an annual plant adapted to the corn belt, produces good yields of a highly desirable fiber.

Hemp for Victory

Posted on January 1, 1942

Transcript of the original 1942 United States Department of Agriculture Film, Hemp for Victory extolling some of the many uses of this ancient plant and premier world resource.

Hemp A War Crop for Iowa

Posted on January 1, 1942

The production of war crops is as essential a contribution to the national war effort as the production of planes and tanks. Much has been asked of the Iowa farmer, and he has responded willingly to the call.

Pinch Hitters for Defense

Posted on December 1, 1941

Over in England it’s saccharine for sugar; on the continent it’s charcoal “gasogenes” in the rumble seat instead of gasoline in the tank. Here in America there’s plenty of sugar, plenty of gasoline. Yet there’s an industrial revolution in progress just the same, a revolution in materials that will affect every home.