End the Hemp Farming Ban in Africa
While millions of impoverished people die of starvation and sickness every year in Africa, the cultivation of Hemp, one of the most nutritional and useful plants known to humanity, is banned by law throughout most of the continent.
Only S. Africa and a couple of other more independent African nations have any type of hemp production. The main reason for this is the policy of the United States which demands, along with many other strings and conditions, a total ban on hemp production before giving ‘aid’, massive bribes to officials, or millions of dollars worth of military equipment to brutally put down popular uprisings.
Acre for acre, hemp is a more economical source of protein than livestock. It can be grown without the use of pesticides, and with little or no fertiliser. Unlike soybeans, hemp is resistant to UV-B light which is big news if you are a farmer.
In fact, hemp farmers can ‘give the finger’ to the big corporations and their expensive, polluting, chemical products. No wonder the US government wants hemp production kept firmly banned where ever it can use its blackmailing influence.
Hemp seed oil is nature’s richest source of Essential Fatty Acids. No single food has everything, but hemp seed has all eight amino acids that humans can’t live without, and is one of the best known sources of the two Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) we can’t live without; Omega 3 AIpha-Linolenic Acid and Omega 6 Liholeic Acid. Hemp oil is more than 90 per cent unsaturated and is also a source of vitamins A and E.
The protein in hemp seed is very similar to the protein in human blood plasma. It is therefore easy to digest. This is good news for those who have problems with cows milk and or soya beans. Hemp seed does not contain the anti-nutrient trypsin inhibitors found in soya milk.
There are other important uses of hemp apart from nutrition. Its long fibers make fabric ten times longer lasting than cotton; a pair of jeans made from hemp fabric could last 100 years. Of course they won’t be Levi’s.
Hemp oil can also replace the use of petroleum oil in the production of plastic (making it biodegradable). This is hugely important as many of the poorest nations are currently dependence on foreign imports for plastic, petroleum based products including artificial fabrics, widely used because they are cheaper than cotton. These all use petroleum oil based materials, but could be home produced using hemp oil and hemp fabric.
In the European Union (including the UK) farmers can even get a grant to grow hemp, and China leads the world in hemp production, especially fabric. They all know its value.
Why is production of this valuable and easy to grow plant banned in most of the poorest countries in the world, including most of Africa?
It is time to end the Hemp Farming Ban, because increased hemp production can help end global mass poverty and economic slavery.
US Federal Policy declares that hemp has no nutritional or medicinal value and bans it. This is scientifically incorrect and they know it. Hemp Bush or George Bush? There is simply no contest.
Hemp is one of the most useful plants on our planet. When humans colonize space they will take the hemp plant with them.
We need to globalise hemp for sure.
Please note: ‘Hemp’ is closely related to the cannabis plant but has no ‘drug’ like effects in any way, and is not illegal in Britain
Hemp Aid = End the Hemp Farming Ban, and help end world poverty forever.
Education Not Prohibition. More information on Hemp and how to use it including suppliers and recipes at http://www.cannabistrust.com