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New Congressional Cosponsor!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The Industrial Hemp Farming Act, H.R. 1866 received it’s newest cosponsor last week!  Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine signed on, becoming our 25th Cosponsor!

Ms. Pingree is a liberal member from Maine and a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  We have been trying to attract her attention ever since Maine passed their farm bill, LD 1159.  Finally, thanks to the help of Vote Hemp Outreach Director Tom Murphy, we gained her as a cosponsor.

And what did Tom do?  Something you can do too!  He called her office and asked when there would be an opportunity to see her.  They told him about an upcoming fundraiser, open to the public.  He attended, and saw her mingling.  He approached her, and waited his turn.  Then, like any other constituent, he had two minutes to thank her for all she’s doing, and tell her about other issues important to Maine.  Sometimes you win, sometime you lose, BUT YO HAVE TO PLAY IN ORDER TO WIN!!  This time, He won.

We won.

Hemp and Japan- Ancient Biocomposites

Monday, August 16th, 2010

It this part of the Hemp and Japan series, we will look at an ancient artisan technique for decorative as well as functional crafts.  The Technique is called Kanshitsu.

According to Britannica:

Kanshitsu (Japanese: “dry lacquer”), technique of Japanese sculpture and decorative arts in which a figure or vessel is fashioned with many layers of hemp cloth soaked with lacquer, the surface details being subsequently modelled with a mixture of lacquer, sawdust, powdered clay stone, and other materials. The technique has two varieties: hollow kanshitsu (called dakkatsu), made by preparing the rough shape with clay and covering the surface with lacquered hemp cloth, the clay being subsequently removed to leave the inside hollow; and wood-core kanshitsu (mokushin), in which a hemp-cloth coating is applied over a core carved of wood. Vessels are made by the hollow kanshitsu method, sculpture by either method.

Kanshitsu was imported to Japan from T’ang China in the Nara period (645–794). Some bowls dating from this period are in the Tokyo National Museum, but because kanshitsu was employed at that time chiefly for Buddhist sculpture, extant statues are far more numerous than examples of decorative art. Among the former are Hachi-bu-shū (Eight Supernatural Guardians of the Buddha) and six surviving Jū Dai Deshi (Ten Great Disciples of the Buddha) at the Kōfuku temple in Nara. In the 20th century the hollow kanshitsu technique is still used to create fine lacquer ware such as vases, plates, and bowls.

This technique is not unlike the way that modern biocomposite materials are made.  The difference?  Modern hemp biocomposite interior automobile door panels, such as those made by Flex Form Technologies are made with hundreds of tons of pressure and a complex mold system.  They are stronger and lighter than fiberglass, not to mention the health and environmental hazards that are avoided by using hemp.

Once again, the Japanese are ahead of their time and using hemp for thousands of unique uses.

Hemp Can Breathe

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

One of the many uses of hemp is as insulation for the construction industry.

Currently, insulation is often made of fiberglass, it might look like a cotton mattress, but you don’t actually want to touch it.  Or get near it, you might get micro-glass splinters.  Or if breathe too much, then you might get the micro-glass particles in your lungs.http://www.treehugger.com/installing-fiberglas.jpg

But not all building insulation is made out of fiberglass.

In fact, there are dozens of other synthetic materials that claim to have higher performance; I’m really not sure why there are so many.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_insulation_materials

Here’s a brief list:

Material

Silica aerogel 1.76 R-10
Polyurethane rigid panel (CFC/HCFC expanded) initial 1.23–1.41 R-7–R-8
Polyurethane rigid panel (CFC/HCFC expanded) aged 5–10 years 1.10 R-6.25
Polyurethane rigid panel (pentane expanded) initial 1.20 R-6.8
Polyurethane rigid panel (pentane expanded) aged 5–10 years 0.97 R-5.5
Foil-faced polyisocyanurate rigid panel (pentane expanded ) initial 1.20 R-6.8
Foil-faced polyisocyanurate rigid panel (pentane expanded) aged 5–10 years 0.97 R-5.5
Polyisocyanurate spray foam 0.76–1.46 R-4.3–R-8.3
Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam 0.97–1.14 R-5.5–R-6.5
Phenolic spray foam 0.85–1.23 R-4.8–R-7
Thinsulate clothing insulation 1.01 R-5.75
Urea-formaldehyde panels 0.88–1.06 R-5–R-6
Urea foam[1] 0.92 R-5.25
Extruded expanded polystyrene (XPS) high-density 0.88–0.95 R-5–R-5.4
Polystyrene board[1]

The vast majority of these are some type of foam plastic, which are far from healthy.  They are produced using petroleum byproducts, using lots of toxic chemicals in some complicated chemistry process that I know nothing about, probably releasing all types of fumes in a large factory, made by a company that we don’t like but have no choice but to consume from (ie, DuPont).

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/corporation.jpg

Here is yet another example of where hemp can be used to create a higher quality product, that is better for the environment, and overall, much healthier for us to use.  Hemp is all natural, all the way.  Inexpensively renewable, no harsh chemicals, and it’s completely biodegradable!

Did I mention that it’s actually a higher quality product?  Hemp “Breathes”, which means that it can absorb and release moisture.  This makes a room feel much more comfortable- it will naturally minimize the excessive humidity or dryness in the air.  And of course, the actual amount of  insulation that it provides is comparable to anything else on the market.

Here is yet another industrial use of hemp.  Imagine a day when construction workers are hauling loads of hemp insulation to a building site.http://verascleaningservice.net/images/building_construction.png

Look at how focused he is, on the hemp he is about to install….

To learn more about Hemp insulation, visit the Hemcore website

Hemp and Japan- Jomon Ceramics

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Hemp has been used for thousands of years in different cultures around the world, but maybe no culture has deeper hemp roots than Japan.  In this several part blog series, we will look at how the history of Japan is intertwined with hemp, going back thousands of years.

The first era of Japan is known at the Jomon period, which goes back to before 14,000 BC (WOW!!).  This was the early plantings of the seeds that would grow into modern civilization, before the written word.  This time is and is known for the birth of major accomplishments, like the development of agriculture and ceramics.

Jomon actually translates roughly to “pattern of cords”, referring to a specific type of ceramic decoration technique.  Jomon style ceramics are characterized by a texture made by impressing a cord into the clay while it is soft.

Not only were the Japanese developing agriculture techniques for Hemp, but they used hemp cord to permanently make a mark on one of their major cultural accomplishments- ceramics.  Hemp cord cannot last for 10,000 years (it’s strong, but not THAT strong!).  However, ceramic evidence shows that twine, rope, and cords, were very important to this culture, long before the invention of ducktape.    It a generally accepted fact that most of these cords, if not all of them, were made of hemp.

As a ceramic artist as well as hemp advocate, I have been influenced by Jomon ceramics.  I began experimenting, using hemp cord to make a “Jomon” pattern in my own pottery.  I decided that the hemp influence wasn’t clear enough.  So I took it a step further, making deeper indentations and then actually incorporating hemp.    Let me know if you like it!! (with a comment, duh)

BP Oil Spill Could be Cleaned up with Hemp

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

This BP crisis makes me incredibly angry.  They’ve barely spent $2 billion on cleanup, and earlier tonight, people donate over $ 1.3 million in two hours to clean up BPs spill.   We spent almost as much as BP on the spill!! At 1.3 million dollars every two hours, we would have raised over $$1.95 billion in the past 63 days!!!

What really makes me mad is all of the things that they could have done but didn’t.  For example, I read an article just one week after the disaster on 4/20, that there are microbes that eat oil, and even PRODUCE OXYGEN as a byproduct.  This was already tested and verified to be effective, and in fact, there was a company that had a large amount in stock, and if needed, could produce more very quickly.  It was the PERFECT answer!!  A week later, I read a similar article; apparently that hadn’t actually used it, because they still had more chemical dispersants left, I guess.

http://eraven.franklinpierce.edu/exch/58/oil%20spill.jpg

I remembered another article I had seen and recovered an even better one. It of course, relates to hemp. Based on the below article, I posit (although it’s never really been tested) that hemp could be used to help clean up the oil disaster.

Hemp’s actually has several long lost cousins.  I sometimes think bamboo is a long lost cousin, the two fastest growing land plants used to race each other….Anyways, another distant cousin is the plant crop kenaf.   A fiber crop that can grow on marginal land, kenaf can be used to make twine (although not nearly as strong as hemp), but also can be used for paper products, bio composite materials, and cellulosic ethanol.  Kenaf is not actually much unlike hemp without the hempseed.

Here is an interview from a North Carolina farmer, who says that his kenaf could be used to absorb some of the oil.  To take it a step further, he says that it will synergize with the microbes and provide even more food for the hungry microbes.  The EPA says they will conduct a study…. when they should conduct a study by TRYING IT IMMEDIATELY!!

Hemp could do the exact same thing, but would probably work better.

NC Farmer talks about how hemp could be used to clean up the oil spill



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