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British Government Has Funded to Develop green Car Made from Hemp

The British government has provided a fund of 500, 000 pounds to develop the worlds first vehicle made from hemp . The joint project between the environment department DEFRA, car giant Ford and growers Hemcore aims to create new materials based on plant fibres to replace metal and oil-based...

Simmons Celebrates Earth Day by Encouraging Consumers To "Sleep Green"

... Sheets: Consider linens made from sustainable fabrics and know there is an eco-option to complement every season. Try organic cotton in spring, hemp sheets in summer and organic flannel in winter. Comforter: Choose a comforter that's filled with cotton--it's a great insulator. Plus, it's hy...

Salutary pizza spice

...rother" by the name of CB1, which is best known to drug researchers. CB1 is found in the nerve cells of the brain, on which certain ingredients of the hemp plant can dock. What then happens is all too familiar to marihuana smokers. Although CB1 and CB2 are not twins, they are nevertheless very closely...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac: June 11, 2008

...s, some of which are toxic, the researchers note. The researchers coated hemp and sisal fibers with nano-sized particles of bacterial cellulose through a...l properties for their use in composites, the researchers say. The modified hemp fibers also had improved adhesion properties but showed a loss of strength,...

NCCAM expands Centers of Excellence in CAM research program

...tiple sclerosis. The center will also examine anti-inflammatory mechanisms of the herb American ginseng in colitis and the actions of a compound from hemp in treating autoimmune hepatitis. Protective Roles of Grape-Derived Polyphenols in Alzheimers Disease Principal Investigator: Giulio Maria Pa...

Cannabinoids Regulate Inflammation Process

...therapy. In animal experiments, a solution with an important component made from cannabis reduced allergic reactions of the skin. Extracts of the hemp plant cannabis are traditionally used as a popular remedy against inflammation. At the beginning of the last century this natural remedy was even avai...

Youngsters- Beware of Marijuana!

...l symptoms. Risk of addiction// depends on how early in life the usage started. Marijuana, a mixture of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, is smoked as a cigarette or in a pipe. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main active chemical present in it. A s...

A Diet Rich in Omega-3 Has Numerous Health Benefits

... in through food or as supplements. They are found naturally in oily fish, such as tuna, salmon and sardines. Vegetable sources include pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and oil, flaxseeds and walnuts. For girls and women of child-bearing age, two portions a week (a portion is 140g) is sufficient as the risk ...
hemp in Biological News

Sea cliff erosion, hemp construction materials and more at UCSD Engineering Conference

Sea cliff erosion prediction, an automatic cameraman, wall boards made from hemp and plant-based glues, computers with common sense, origami optics, privacy-preserving surveillance systems, the strength of toucan beaks, and stem cell control with nano-science are just a few of the more than 250 re...

New DNA 'fingerprinting' technique separates hemp from marijuana

Using new DNA "fingerprinting" techniques, two University of Minnesota researchers have become the first to unequivocally separate hemp plants from marijuana plants with genetic markers. Hemp, a crop grown for durable fiber and nutritious seed, and marijuana, the most abundant illegal drug of ab...

University has grand designs to build a house of straw

... a "BaleHaus" made of prefabricated straw bale and hemp cladding panels on campus. And people around t...he research team will be assessing straw bales and hemp as building materials so that they can be used mor...oden structural frame infilled with straw bales or hemp and rendered with a breathable lime-based system. ...

Stanford researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other materials

... testing a number of promising materials. The best turned out to be natural hemp fibers fused with a biodegradable plastic resin called polyhydroxy-butyrate..., a lot like wood. But bioplastic PHB can be produced faster than wood, and hemp can be grown faster than trees." The hemp-PHB biocomposites are stable e...

University to showcase cutting edge environmental research

... cost solar cells and hydrogen fuel production and storage. Energy efficiency and demand reduction including low carbon building materials such as hemp and straw, biodiesel from microalgae, and low carbon transportation. The economics of climate change including green taxes, subsidies for renewabl...

Opium and marijuana research go underground

...ll allow for a safe, legal, made-in-Canada cannabis crop that will have virtually none of the mind-altering chemical of marijuana but can be grown for hemp fibre, oil and food. The overall theme of this work is to modify plants to make them more useful as crops and chemical factories, Facchini said. Alb...
hemp in Biological Technology

Canadian Government Announces Funding for Leading Biotechnology Firm's Project

...eneration of non-food biofuel crops will also provide benefits to farmers by providing alternative crops such as switch grass, Miscanthus, sorghum and hemp that can be grown on marginal land with limited fertilizer and water requirements. This next generation biofuel conversion technologies will be driv...

Green Makeup Artist Paige Padgett Says, 'Get Smart'

...e individual. I call it Smart Beauty." Paige is a REALIST, not a naturalist. You are more likely to see her in high heels and designer jeans than in hemp clothing and Birkenstocks. "I like modern conveniences and technology as much as the next girl, but if I can help people reduce their CCF (Cosmetic Ca...
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