Remember that when you eat, you are offering food to the Divine that resides inside this body. When people are agitated, they eat more. Take your food, not in a hurry, not with violence, but with a sense of offering. This also is puja (worship).
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
According to the US Department of Energy, hemp as a producer requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products.
The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas.
Development of bio-fuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.
The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers, which are among the Earth’s longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose. The cellulose and hemi-cellulose in its inner woody core are called hurds.
Hemp stalk is not psychoactive.
Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more isolative than cotton fiber.
Hemp fiberboard, produced by Washington State University, was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard.
No additional resins are required due to naturally-occurring lignins.
The original Levi Strauss jeans made for the Sierra gold miners were made of Hemp canvas (sail-cloth).
Levi Strauss, the man who gave the world blue jeans, was born in 1829 in Bavaria.
In 1843, young Levi sailed from Bremerhaven to New York where his two older brothers, had already established a successful wholesale textile and tailoring business.
He spent the next five years learning the language and the ways of his new homeland. For several years he walked the roads of Kentucky, selling cloth from a back pack. In 1853 he returned to New York upon hearing reports of gold being discovered in California.
He persuaded his two brothers to provide him with a supply of silk, cloth and a few luxury items which he planned to sell in San Francisco. In addition he took a supply of canvas intended for the Conestoga Wagons used by many gold prospectors to cross the continent. In 1850 he took a ship for San Francisco. By the time he reached California he had sold everything to fellow passengers, except for the canvas.
A gruff old prospector chided young Strauss for not having brought along a supply of pants, because prospecting for gold was rough on pants. Strauss cut his canvas and stitched it into trousers that were an instant success and were known as “Levis”.
Remove vitamin P, pleasure, and the nutritional value of our food plummets. Add vitamin P and your meal is metabolically optimized. So if you’re the kind of person who eats foods that are “good for you” even though you don’t like them, or if you think you can have a lousy diet and make up for it by eating a strange-tasting vitamin-fortified protein bar, or if you’ve simply banished pleasure because you don’t have enough time to cook or find a sumptuous meal – then you aren’t doing yourself any nutritional favors.
The Institute for the Psychology of Eating