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While the big polluting industries are on their knee's

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I wish to bring to your attention the issue of overturning the currant law on growing the natural hemp plant, as a viable crop for the farming industry + for the economy as a whole; benefiting many divers industries + products all of which can be sort back to the natural hemp plant and now at this point in time (like in the past ) exports + imports arenít viable to Australiaís economical + population survival; we need a crop that can be produced in the masses, that is so very divers in its secondary form it would + could stabilize the consumers needs for products + survival, not to mention animal produce + environmental good the natural hemp plant does for the soil alone... Please consider the facts of this natural plant as a crop that has in the past saved countries world wide and would produce 99% of all domestic needs, with no carbon footprint. We are a mass population, we haven't the land for individual self survival, we need this form of industry, after all morals arenít going to save the hungry the time to act is now to have a clean and safe future, please as an individual help save our planet.
Posted by WILLIAMREALPH, Saturday, 31 January 2009 2:11:08 PM
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Hemp clothes are wonderful to wear and they don't get worn out... You can't get stoned off the plants.. so yeh, if it's able to grow here, we should go for it.
Posted by meredith, Saturday, 31 January 2009 10:18:52 PM
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I agree. My husband has a hemp shirt which is cool in summer and warm in winter.

Opium poppies are grown in Tasmania for the pharmaceutical industry so can't see why hemp cannot be grown for the clothing industry.
Posted by pelican, Sunday, 1 February 2009 9:28:13 AM
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If hemp can be grown in Australia without the use of endosulfan then I say go for it.

Currently cotton crops in this country are heavily sprayed with endosulfan - so are some fruits and vegetables. Never mind that endosulfan has been banned in 56 countries - not least, developing countries.

This heinous chemical mutates fish and humans and wrecks our eco-systems.

Pesticides are used on hemp crops. Does anyone know which pesticides?

Cheers
Posted by dickie, Sunday, 1 February 2009 2:07:49 PM
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WILLIAMREALPH,
What are the current laws on currant growing. I am unnaware of any restrictions for growing currants.
Posted by Philo, Monday, 2 February 2009 4:29:56 PM
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I have made heaps of posts regarding the advantages of hemp compared to industries such as wood chipping and cotton.

Really, what does it take for people to re-invest in sustainable products/energy as opposed to the waste we are investing in now?

It is not like we have not been able to adjust to new technologies and products in the past. What is so different now that we take such issue with alternatives? Answer my own question; in the past there were less mega-monopolies and government/private collusion. There was more room for innovation. Now we are tied up with so much red tape from both government and private industry - hope I am making myself clear here because it is not about too much government, it is about having a government independent of those who hold too much power in the form of global monopolies.

Without true competition, we won't have the innovation and creation we need to maximise our knowledge. We have the science, but not the common sense.

It is not about socialism versus capitalism - soooo last century. It is about creating balance both among ourselves, our nations, our businesses and our politics.

See:
http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread.asp?discussion=1669#32344
http://www.sustainablehemp.net/
Posted by Fractelle, Monday, 2 February 2009 4:56:05 PM
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