Wood-pulp paper sulphide production ......
Synthetic nylon ......
Fossil fuels ...
Chemical production - fertilizers, pesticides ....
Clear cut logging ....
Hardly a sustainable base for industry!
Think back to when these industries began. Which of all crops served to threaten the chances of making mega-bucks? - it was hemp!
What do businesses attempt to do with competitors?- beat them (at the least) but preferably eradicate them.
'Have we all been conned by money-motivated conspirators?' ask the Campaign to Legalize Cannabis International Association (CLCIA)
There are too many coincidences to out rule the conspiracy theory. Jack Herer notes that hemp was outlawed around the same time as nylon, plastics from coal derivatives and the wood-paper pulp sulphide process were patented by DuPont. This was also around the time that the first machinery for mechanical hemp fibre stripping had been developed. Timber and paper industries would have lost out and, if hemp remained legal, '80% of Du Pont's business would have never come to be; nor would the great majority of pollution'.
Similarly oil companies kept prices low and then increased them for big profits once hemp oil was outlawed. Hemp has also been written out of history - not many people know that it was the mainstay of human culture for centuries.
Although the British government and some American states are beginning to allow farmers to grow hemp under licence, there is still much resistance because of the powerful vested interests that be - notably:
Industry - providers of fertilizers and pesticides for the cotton industry
Fuel Companies (oil and nuclear)
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