An open letter to Al Gore

Dear Al Gore,

First of all, thank you, for your tireless service to our country, our people and the planet. You have shown a genuine concern and commitment to the future of all mankind.

As you seek solutions to the problems facing our world, I wanted to draw your attention to the benefits of industrial hemp. History, as well as science, demonstrates that hemp could end world hunger as well as help reduce CO2 levels – which would reduce pollution. From seed to harvest in just 4-5 months, this robust plant consistently produces excellent food, fuel and fiber.

Todays headline: House GOP plans $659M border bill

House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on $659 million in funding to assist authorities at the border, far less than the $3.7 billion requested by President Obama weeks ago.

Question: The millions/billions of dollars would be used at the border to keep hungry people from entering our country? Is this Washington’s solution? Nothing about offering help to hungry people?

Al, lets shift our focus from us, the US and our border, to the hungry people who could use some help. If each household in Central America received a (Monsanto free) Hemp Farm kit – they could grow their own food. The hemp could also be used for fuel and fiber. As the hemp is growing it would reduce CO2 levels. A win-win situation for all.

Surely, the US government knows of the benefits of hemp as noted in their “Hemp for Victory” campaign of 1942.

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Hemp for Victory is a black-and-white United States government film made during World War II and released in 1942, explaining the uses of hemp, encouraging farmers to grow as much as possible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Industry knows too, as noted in the 1941 Model T. “Grown from the soil” Ford’s Hemp car. From Google Images

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What happened?

Al, do you know why it’s still illegal for people to use? Apart from the stiff penalties incurred if caught using it, no one seems to know what the harm is in using hemp. Yet, we all know the benefits. If there is anything you can do to help us end world hunger, please let us know.

Sincerely,

hempforfood.org

Differences between hemp and marijuana.

Hemp vs mj

Hemp and marijuana both come from the same species of plant—cannabis. However, hemp is generally harvested from a subspecies of the Cannabis genus, which, unlike marijuana, has virtually no psychoactive properties.

Hemp fiber is the longest, strongest and most durable of all natural fibers. Hemp cultivation requires no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. Hemp is a highly versatile product and is used to make textiles, clothes, paper, building materials, and more.

Hemp seeds are high in protein, essential fatty and amino acids, and vitamins. The perfect food that could help end world hunger. Grown in rotation with other crops such as corn and legumes, hemp farming is completely sustainable.

Marijuana is a slang term used to describe strains of Cannabis sativa specifically bred for the potent resinous glands (trichomes) that grow on the flowers and some leaves (buds). These buds contain the THC which produces the “high.”

~~~~~~~ It’s amazing to consider the benefits of both hemp, the fiber plant – and marijuana, the drug plant. Shouldn’t we be embracing all these benefits instead of demonizing them? This plant has been around and in action since the beginning of time. I don’t know of any incidents of harm done from either hemp or marijuana. Yet, both remain outlawed. Makes one wonder why the demonization of this God given plant continues.

Hempcrete to help stabilize Central America

Hempcrete and the Influx of Illegal Immigrants

CBSNews reports United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum.

Refugees displaced by armed conflict? What armed conflict in Central America? I did a google search for “armed conflict central america” and this (from the 70s) is what came up: Central American crisis
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Central American crisis refers to events in the late 1970s when major civil wars erupted in various countries in Central America resulting in the region becoming one of the world’s foreign policy hot spots in the 1980s. In particular, the United States feared that victory by communist forces would threaten the Panama Canal and other US strategic interests[citation needed]. The 1970s and 80’s?

By looking at the current situation in Central America, the main conflict looks to be poverty. Screen shot 2014-07-08 at 11.22.36 AM

Hempcrete for a stable Central America
US strategic interests? One would think our first US strategic interests would be to make sure our neighbors in Central America have proper food and shelter! Both food and shelter could be produced from the hemp plant. Hemp seeds to provide food and Hempcrete for building homes. Here is a link to an excellent video on the benefits of Hempcrete. http://www.hemp-technologies.com/page15/page16/page16.html

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Spending billions on a security fence to keep homeless and hungry people from entering our country has not worked. Instead, lets spend a few million to help those living in Central and South America to grow their own food and to be able to build their own homes. These are the first steps in stabilizing the region – just doing the neighborly thing.

Hemp Farm kits for Illegal Immigrants

 

Hemp Farm Kits for Illegal Immigrants

At hempforfood.org, our goal is to provide Hemp Farm Kits for Illegal Immigrants coming to the US from Mexico and Central America. Thriving hemp industries could provide them with food, fuel, medicine & hempcrete.

Question: What is a Hemp Farm Kit? Answer: Hemp Farm Kits are designed to help future hemp farmers get started with their hemp farms.  Each Hemp Farm Kit contains hemp seeds for planting and instructions on growing.

A visual picture of North and South America and who is living in poverty.
A visual picture of North and South America and who is living in poverty.

The finger pointing continues this summer in Washington DC as Senator Durbin Points Finger at (former President George W.) Bush for Influx of Illegals
Many have blamed the Obama administration for giving a green light to illegal immigrants, particularly children, to flood into the U.S. By signaling that immigration laws would not be enforced, Senator Durbin instead said the blame for the disaster falls at the feet of former president Bush. “It was the Homeland Security Act signed by President George W. Bush which says we treat these children humanely,” Durbin said. (God forbid we treat these children humanely, Senator Durbin!)

Enough finger pointing from the politicians. How about some real solutions. Why don’t we start by supporting hemp farming and related industries, all throughout Central and South America? These farms could enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole – not just the children. Each family could receive their own personal Hemp Farm Kit. Families and communities could grow and maintain their own personal hemp farms.

Some recent highlights from the Economic Commission for Latin America: Food insecurity and hunger are closely associated with extreme poverty in Latin America… A diet which is inadequate from a nutritional point of view, negatively affects those living in conditions of extreme poverty… The lack of access to food is the most serious problem and that which it is most urgent to eradicate.

If we are serious about treating others “humanely,” we will do what we can to help them become self-sustaining in their own homeland. If the lack of access to food is the most serious problem and that which it is most urgent to eradicate – lets begin with distributing Hemp Farm Kits to those in need.

 

Hemp vs The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–”

Our Founding Fathers had the foresight to craft the above statement to secure our unalienable Rights. History showed them that freedoms can easily be taken away. The above mentioned Rights would, of course, include the right to grow your own food. We all know the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds. Right? But, hemp is illegal to grow for food here in the United States – as well as many other parts of the world.

How do you think the Founding Fathers would react if they knew hemp had become illegal to grow? Especially since the hemp plant is a part of the Creator’s handiwork. A gift from Nature’s God…

Happy Independence Day. Be safe.