Hemp - The Fuel to Save America
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hemp fuel is non-toxic and biodegradable, so oil spills are fertilizer,
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
Mark D. Shapiro - http://www.JudgmentBuy.com
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