Hemp For Food Benefit Concert

Self-help gurus have suggested: Put Your Dreams On Paper… and Watch What Happens. So, here’s ours.

Hemp For Food Benefit Concert

Few things can command the attention of bringing together the musical giants of the world. Hunger is one of those exceptions. As we’ve seen in the past, these influential artists are willing and able to back worthy causes.

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  • Live Aid was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast.
  • Farm Aid 1985 – present Started as a benefit concert in Champaign, Illinois, held to raise money for family farmers in the United States. The concert was organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, spurred on by Bob Dylan’s comments at Live Aid earlier in that year that he hoped some of the money would help American farmers in danger of losing their farms through mortgage debt.
  • Hemp For Food Benefit Concert 2015. The Hemp For Food global marathon concert would serve two purposes. 1) raise money for Hemp Farm Kits™* 2) educate people to the benefits of hemp seeds as a nutritious, THC free Superfood, that could help end world hunger.

How hard would it be to get great musicians to want to participate in this global event designed to end world hunger? I know… I know… Reality sets in – it’s just a ridiculously crazy dream on paper here. But still, it seems every style of music could be represented with supportive musicians of all generations willing to lend a helping hand. From pop, rock, soul, hip-hop, doo-wop, country even authentic Hispanic and African ensembles.

Short interesting film clips could be added between musical acts. Clips about how hemp seeds can help end world hunger. Other film clips could be pleas from musicians and other dignitaries asking the people to donate toward Hemp Farm Kits.

So, why not a Hemp For Food Benefit Concert? We know it’s an uphill battle: for one, persuading great musicians with their complicated contracts and all to show up at a specific time to perform online for a worldwide audience, for starters. Also, how many countries would be involved with live performers and satellite link-ups? Who would provide the satellite link-ups and television broadcasts to an estimated global audience of 1.9+ billion, across 150 nations?

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How much money (other peoples money, of course) would be needed before the concert even began? Obviously, way out of our league especially since we don’t even have a concert promoter lined up yet!

Offering hemp for hungry/impoverished people is worth the fuss. If you can help out in any way please contact us at hempforfood@gmail.com. Let’s end world hunger together, one hemp plant at a time. In the meantime if anyone knows a drummer in the Detroit area available to play with the hempforfood group… Must have your own transportation!

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*Hemp Farm Kits contain 50 hemp seeds for growing, 50 grow pellets, soil support a hand tool and instructions. The kits are designed to be donated to impoverished people willing to grow their own food, fuel and fiber.

Hemp: good for Chernobyl & California

This blog is an attempt to explain how growing hemp throughout California could help restore the air and soil back to its original pristine condition using the same simple method used to clean up Chernobyl.

If you’ve ever been to California you know how hard it is to describe it’s beauty to someone who has never been. But, with all its beauty and grandeur the Golden State has taken a few environmental hits in the past 100 years. Two issues that come to mind are smog and forest fires. Smog, though not as bad as it once was is still an issue in LA. When this toxic air isn’t breathed in by the people and pets, it falls to the ground and ends up contaminating the soil and water.

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In other areas of the State, forest fires have not only taken the lives of many people, destroyed beautiful properties it has also claimed untold hectares of wildlife.

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As different as these two environmental situations may be, growing hemp could help reduce both of these devastating effects on California’s environment. The best known solution to reduce smog in LA would be to grow hemp practically everywhere in the city. What other plant or machine converts CO2 into oxygen quicker and more efficiently? At the same time the hemp plants would also clean the soil. LA couldn’t ask for a better remedy or a better investment! Plus, hemp really is a beautiful plant.

Hemp helps detoxify and regenerate the soil. Hemp plants can even pull nuclear toxins from the soil. In fact hemp was planted near and around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to pull radioactive elements from the ground. The process is called phytoremediation, which means using plants (phyto) to clean up polluted sites. Phytoremediation can be used to remove nuclear elements, and to clean up metals, pesticides, solvents, crude oil, and other toxins from landfills. Hemp breaks down pollutants and stabilizes metal contaminants by acting as a filter. Hemp is proving to be one of the best phytoremediation plants found. Source: Hemphasis.net

For the rebuilding of the ecosystem after the forest fires: Hemp roots absorb and dissipate the energy of rain and runoff, which protects fertilizer, soil, and keeps seeds in place. Hemp plants slow down the velocity of runoff by absorbing moisture. By creating shade, hemp plants moderate extreme variations in temperatures, which conserves moisture in the soil. Hemp plants reduce the loss of topsoil in windy conditions. Hemp plants also loosen the earth for subsequent crops. Source: Hemphasis.net

Hemp doesn’t catch fire like aged, dry forests do. It could be grown as a fire resistant barrier around homes and neighborhoods alike. It’s as if hemp was designed to help keep California clean!

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Unfortunately, under federal law hemp is classified as a Schedule 1 drug and therefore illegal to use in California – for any reason. Surprised? What is also surprising is that smog has been an issue for decades in beautiful Los Angeles. You’d think by now that the California environmentalists would have forced this issue and won the right to grow industrial hemp to help clean up the city’s smog and contaminated soil. One might also expect Californians to even go a step farther and actually mandate the growing of hemp everywhere in CA. just like they did back in 1619, when hemp was such an important resource, it was illegal not to grow hemp in Jamestown, Virginia! Massachusetts and Connecticut had similar laws.

So, to the environmentalists in California: please, let’s work together so our voices can be heard by those who continue to keep hemp from the people.

Whether it’s for producing nutritious food, clean fuel, durable fiber or to clean up the environment, let’s demand the right to revive the industrial hemp industry here in the US.