Hemp - The Fuel to Save America

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America and the world is running out of energy. We cannot pollute the earth forever. We cannot buy oil from those who hate us forever. We cannot keep drilling the oceans forever.

What type of fuel grows like a weed, does not ruin the earth, cleans the air, and can solve America's energy, security, and job crises? The answer is Hemp (pot, - think of the M word, as some places won't let that word be used).

Hemp is the only renewable natural resource that can create jobs while providing most of the world's paper, textile, transportation, industrial, and home energy needs. While creating jobs, hemp could reduce pollution, reduce fossil fuel usage (which is urgently important), rebuild the soil, and clean the air.

Growing and using hemp, as America did in the past, could stop the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation. Cutting down trees to produce paper and fuel is not smart, and using food crops to produce fuel is insanity.

Unlike almost every other crop, hemp grows in almost any climate and soil condition, and no chemicals need to be used. A bit of fertilizer, sun, and water makes it thrive. And hemp does not need acids to make paper like trees do.

Hemp is the most efficient and cost-effective source of fiber, and biomass-produced (pyrolysis) fuel and energy. History shows us that even the oil from hemp seeds can make fuel. It helps other crops thrive, and makes the best rope, clothes, insulation, fiber, and much more.

Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew hemp. Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, designed it to run on vegetable and seed oils like hemp. Henry Ford used hemp to both construct and fuel cars. Under pressure from the oil and timber industries, our government outlawed it in 1938.

During World War II, our supply of industrial feedstock was cut off. The federal government solved that emergency by suspending pot prohibition. Patriotic American farmers were encouraged to apply for licenses to cultivate hemp, and responded enthusiastically. Hundreds of thousands of acres of hemp were grown to solve the problem, without any problems.

Hemp grown for biomass does not get anyone "high". Only certain strains of hemp, grown under special conditions can produce pot. Hemp fuel is as intoxicating as salad oil.

Here is a summary of the advantages of hemp, compared with drilling the earth for petroleum:

1) Hemp is renewable and grows quickly almost anywhere.

2) Growing and harvesting hemp helps farmers, the economy, and does not harm the earth.

3) Hemp fuel is non-toxic and biodegradable, so oil spills are fertilizer, not catastrophes.

4) Hemp fuel produces no sulfur dioxide, and much fewer other noxious emissions.

If our farmers could grow hemp freely, America could once again become energy independent and smog-free.

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Mark D. Shapiro - http://www.JudgmentBuy.com

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