Pubdate: Wed, 11 Aug 2010
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 The Calgary Sun
Author: Russell Barth
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor


RE: It all boils down to oil: Look up "industrial hemp" on Google and 
you soon find out humans don't even need crude oil. Seriously: All of
our energy needs could be met without the use of crude oil, if we simply
added hemp to the mix. In the southern U.S., one acre of hemp produces
3,000 gallons of ethanol per year. That means if the U.S. were to sow
just 10% of their current farmland as hemp, they would not need to buy
any foreign oil. Not Iraq's, not Canada's, not anyone's. The notion we
have no choice but to use oil is an epic scam, a boondoggle that has
been going on for 100 years, and the evidence is widely available. But
you won't even look it up. You think it is a lot of hippie tree-hugger
nonsense, so you won't even take 10 minutes to Google something that
might change your mind. This is called "willful ignorance", and it is
an epidemic in Canada.

Russell Barth

(Newsflash Russell: Don't believe everything you see on the web.)
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