We are so proud to announce
that we are the first media group in North America
to use HEMP-based DVD cases!

 

The Hippy Gourmet TV Show is the first media entity in North America to offer DVD cases made from Hemp Plastic and Fiber.
Imported from Australia, these Hemp DVD cases are durable and are a huge step in the right direction of helping move the media industry closer to sustainability!

Why Hemp?

An acre of Hemp produces more pulp than 4 acres of trees, while it takes the trees 20 years to grow back, Hemp can continually be grown and harvested every 90 days!
Hemp is a lot of things born from a single innocuous seed. As a seed it can be harvested as one of the most nutritious and healthy food sources known to humanity. As a growing plant Hemp requires no pesticides or herbicides and is farm and people/animal friendly. As a crop, Hemp can be turned into everything from clothing, to bio-degradable plastics, and even fuel for cars and trucks, making it a true renewable resource!
It is really unfortunate that we are still unable to have Hemp as a legal crop grown in the United States, especially as it promises to literally turn impoverished farming, logging, and food producing communities completely around! In 1939 Hemp was made illegal under the false premise that Hemp was Marijuana, and therefore a drug. In 2004 the FDA finally approved Hemp seeds to be imported as a nutritional food source from Canada and elsewhere around the world, and of course you can purchase all kinds of Hemp based goods (including our DVDs in Hemp Cases), but we still have quite a ways to go in legislating Hemp as a legal crop in America.
What you can do is support Hemp based products whenever you buy food, clothes, oils, etc. You can also write your local, state and federal representatives and tell them that you support Hemp as a legal crop. By joining together we are confident that we can overturn this ridiculous and arcane law from the books and collectively watch as our economy and environment flourish because of this.
“If today is a typical day on planet Earth, we will lose 116 square miles of rainforest, or about an acre a second. We will lose another 72 square miles to encroaching deserts, as a result of human mismanagement and overpopulation. We will lose 40 to 100 species, and no one knows whether the number is 40 or 100. Today the human population will increase by 250,000. And today we will add 2,700 tons of chlorofluorocarbons to the atmosphere and 15 million tons of carbon. Tonight the Earth will be a little hotter, it's waters more acidic, and the fabric of life more threadbare.”

 

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