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Beat weed

Posted on December 1, 1998

DEA agents are on the lookout for anyone growing industrial hemp, a crop the Clinton administration fervently believes can contribute to drug addiction. This is pretty unlikely.

Hemp and The New Energy Technologies, Part 2

Posted on January 1, 1996

The fulminating debate over the Hemp Question has polarized between those traditionalists (like the DEA) who maintain that the weed exists exclusively to poison children, and revisionists (like Jack Herer in The Emperor Wears No Clothes), who prophesy that hemp will be the salvation of humanity in the 21st century’s ecological crises.

Hemp and the New Energy Technologies, Part 1

Posted on December 1, 1995

Hemp has been promoted as a promising alternative crop for the future. The federal government institutionalized alternative-crop research and development programs as an integral part of national policy in 1990.

Biomass Resources for Energy and Industry

Posted on January 1, 1993

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 more money than the same amount of energy supplied through biomass conversion.

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.