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  1. Ron Strider

    Go Naked Or Go Hemp

    Ever since Julia Roberts named it a muffin top in " Eat, Pray, Love," I've been conscious of mine. So, when I discovered spandex in jeans, wow, was I happy. They were more comfortable and fit better. But, being a person who asks Mother Earth what I should wear, I did some research. I found...
  2. K

    Dutch Students Build Bridge Out Of Hemp And Flax Fibers

    Dutch students in the Netherlands have built a 46-foot-long footbridge out of hemp and flax fibers to demonstrate a use of more sustainable construction materials. Known as the "biobridge" the project was the result of a partnership between TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)...
  3. K

    Hemp Bio-DeGradable Plastics Can End World Pollution Forever

    What Is Hemp Plastic? Hemp plastic is a bioplastic made using industrial hemp. There are many different types of hemp plastic; from standard plastics reinforced with hemp fibers, to a 100% hemp plastic made entirely from the hemp plant. Hemp plastic is recyclable and can be manufactured to...
  4. K

    Say Hello To Hemp - The 'Forbidden' Crop That Is Taking The World By Storm

    I'm talking only about industrial hemp, not medical cannabis/marijuana, which continues to prove its merits and gain acceptance. Industrial hemp's use should be a no-brainer. But it's a complex boondoggle of legal and bureaucratic nonsense even without THC, the molecule that leads to "Reefer...
  5. K

    Hemp, Flax Growing As Auto Plastics Building Blocks

    Ottawa — Auto-components researchers are developing the use of grasses such as hemp or flax to make tough but lightweight bioplastics that also help reduce a vehicle's carbon footprint by using a renewable resource. A key innovator is Bruce Dietzen, president of Renew Design, a Florida-based...
  6. R

    KY: Engineers' Startup Weaves Hemp, Natural Fibers

    Kentucky's foray into industrial hemp has fueled a Louisville startup which is betting that natural fibers someday will become a key ingredient in hundreds of American-made products - furnace filters, kayaks, skis, even coffee mugs. Sunstrand was launched by Oldham County native Trey Riddle...