Open Forum: A look at the hemp plant

In a recent Vox Pop titled “No Thanks” the caller spoke out against ethanol.  I also say “No Thanks” to ethanol. Alcohol yes! Did you know Henry Ford’s original automobiles ran on alcohol? Back in the day it was very common for people to have a still to make alcohol for fuel. Prohibition ended that.

Another casualty of prohibition was the hemp plant. Any land that will grow corn, will grow hemp. The hemp fiber is better then cotton for clothing and paper as well as many other uses. Hemp plants are huge resembling trees.  Like bamboo they grow fast. The clothing and paper produced from hemp is just as white and soft as any from cotton; the paper due to the long fibers can be recycled more times then the wood fiber. As clothing the cloth is more durable and holds color better.

 

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http://brainerddispatch.com/opinion/open-forum/2011-08-14/open-forum-look-hemp-plant