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!
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
“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.”