Industrial hemp was criminalised in the USA in 1937, under the guise of ‘reefer madness’ and at the encouragement of plastics, oil and forestry industrialists In 1937, the United States government passed the Marihuana Tax Act, effectively criminalizing the cultivation, distribution, and possession of cannabis. The act was introduced under the guise of “Reefer Madness”… Continue reading How and why industrial hemp was criminalised in the USA in 1937
Category: Politics and Lobbying
Measuring impacts on the UN SDGs
What’s the purpose of the UN Sustainable Development Goals? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals adopted by the UN in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity by 2030. The SDGs cover a range of social… Continue reading Measuring impacts on the UN SDGs
Greenwashing FAQ to help you understand the practice better Greenwashing is the practice of making false or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product or service. This can take many forms, such as exaggerating the recyclability of a product, or claiming that a product is “green” when in reality it is not. The… Continue reading Greenwashing FAQ
UN Hemp Report Review
The UNCTAD Report: Commodities at a Glance – Special Issue on Industrial Hemp (11/’22) The United Nations has published a very significant and exciting new research study on industrial hemp. Compiled by a team of experts for UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, this timely research study should be warmly welcomed by industrial… Continue reading UN Hemp Report Review
Wow! UN report on industrial hemp
This is the first time an intergovernmental body issues a paper promoting the use of industrial hemp We welcome a very interesting and exciting publication by UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: a report on industrial hemp. This is the first time an intergovernmental body issues a paper promoting the use of… Continue reading Wow! UN report on industrial hemp
COP27 – Was it a cop out?
COP27 has concluded in Egypt, but was it worth it? The COP27 omens were not good: And so it ‘came down to the wire’, as usual, to deliver a pretty weak and insubstantial outcome. Our guess is that the carbon footprint generated by the event, and other COPs, far outweighs any benefits delivered (was anybody… Continue reading COP27 – Was it a cop out?
Time’s running out, so let’s fiddle with the clocks!
Daylight savings is like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic Most people agree that changing the clocks twice a year is a royal pain in the ass. But the most important question is this: Does daylight savings actually save energy, thereby reducing the impact of climate change? Daylight savings costs energy Daylight savings was first introduced… Continue reading Time’s running out, so let’s fiddle with the clocks!
Patagonia will use all profits to save the planet
Patagonia outdoor clothing brand becomes a climate-centric business The hugely successful clothing brand, Patagonia, is using 100% of future profits to help fight climate change. Patagonia is a private company headquartered in Ventura, California, and its outdoor clothing and equipment products are market leaders. Yvon Chouinard founded the company in 1973. “It’s been a half-century… Continue reading Patagonia will use all profits to save the planet
Environmental Justice: What it is and how Hempoffset will deliver it
Environmental Justice must be delivered to the world Centuries of (mostly) European exploitative colonialism have given us our broken world today. While the brutal exploitation of colonised peoples has been given a PR makeover, the exploitation continues, under the guises of commodities markets and globalisation. We believe that Europe needs to collectively step up and… Continue reading Environmental Justice: What it is and how Hempoffset will deliver it
Climate is now a weapon
Conservative oil money and the US Supreme Court, plus western industry, the G7 and Russia, have weaponized energy and climate Climate is now a weapon, a political, military, and financial weapon. It’s been a tough few days, on top of the US establishment attack on women’s rights, the ongoing wars, droughts and famines, and the… Continue reading Climate is now a weapon