Can Hemp Save the World?

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If not hemp … how about seaweed???
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Would only work if you would store the seaweed deep into the Earth, otherwise the CO2 will be released when the seaweed is consumed / degrades.
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Kammekor wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 6:20 am Would only work if you would store the seaweed deep into the Earth, otherwise the CO2 will be released when the seaweed is consumed / degrades.
That's above my understanding, but I can say this ... the sea fungus famous in Okinawa fallen "MOZUKA" contains "FUCOIDIAN" ... is well know for it's ability to kill cancer cells in vitro. That is just one of many things consumed in Okinawa that contributes to that society having the highest percentage of people living beyond 100 ... The Centurians of Okinawa.
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I know a man from Kuwait that has hemp businesses in several countries.He spent quite a while and lots of money during the mid 1990's in Cambodia trying to get land leased and an infastructure started to do it in Cambodia.He had planned to employ 1200 locals.However it was simply not practical for anyone to invest in Cambodia at that time.Camboda was the worst country on the planet for foreign investment at that time.He was a nice guy and he was a prince and had a lot of influence in Kuwait but it did not do him any good here.He finally gave up.He and I were staying at the Sharaton hotel in Cambodia at that time.HIs room had a bullet hole in the wall that had not been repaired and he laughed about it.He was really wealthy and was an actual prince back in Kuwait but he was a decent guy with a good sense of humor and would drink a few beers with friends even though he was a Muslim.I knew several people who came to Cambodia to invest that gave up and left.Every multinational investment firm other than the company that provides fuel for the airlines pulled out.The company that I worked for gave it a try for a couple of years before pulling out.We provided our employees all of the benefits that a western firm provides in any western country and gave them an 80% salary increase shortly after we started and an annual increase each year and opened a medical clinic for them and their families but they went on strike after strike because the minister of labor had control of our employee representatives,He wanted a percentage of each employees salary and we refused to provide it and he had the representatives organize strikes.So we pulled out.The employees ransacked the factory during the second strike and took away a lot of the equipment.So our corporate HQ decided to pull out as they have factories in over 80 countries and do not need to waste time and money trying to deal with a lot of nonsense.The employees openly told us time and time again that they despised foreigners and did not want to work for foreigners however once we had decided to pull out many of them begged us not to leave.I was overjoyed at the thought of leaving.I had had my fill of the never ending drama that dealing with employees that would steal and cheat and loaf who had labor representatives that would threaten to strike if we punished a worker caught stealing or loafing on the job.The company that I worked for in Cambodia had factories in some countries in Africa that had employees that were uneducated as well as corrupt but they were better employees then the employees we were stuck with in Cambodia at that time.I don't dislike or disrespect Cambodians but I would not want to deal with the people that we were stuck with as a work force back then again.My wife is Cambodian and we have a very happy and loving marriage and I love her relatives and they love me.However hte corruption in the government at that time made any foreign investor piss blood back then.That Kuwaiti Prince left unhappy but he would have had it worse if he had actually succeeded in starting a business in Cambodia back then,
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oldfatbarang wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 1:11 am I know a man from Kuwait that has hemp businesses in several countries.He spent quite a while and lots of money during the mid 1990's in Cambodia trying to get land leased and an infastructure started to do it in Cambodia.He had planned to employ 1200 locals.However it was simply not practical for anyone to invest in Cambodia at that time.Camboda was the worst country on the planet for foreign investment at that time.He was a nice guy and he was a prince and had a lot of influence in Kuwait but it did not do him any good here.He finally gave up.He and I were staying at the Sharaton hotel in Cambodia at that time.HIs room had a bullet hole in the wall that had not been repaired and he laughed about it.He was really wealthy and was an actual prince back in Kuwait but he was a decent guy with a good sense of humor and would drink a few beers with friends even though he was a Muslim.I knew several people who came to Cambodia to invest that gave up and left.Every multinational investment firm other than the company that provides fuel for the airlines pulled out.The company that I worked for gave it a try for a couple of years before pulling out.We provided our employees all of the benefits that a western firm provides in any western country and gave them an 80% salary increase shortly after we started and an annual increase each year and opened a medical clinic for them and their families but they went on strike after strike because the minister of labor had control of our employee representatives,He wanted a percentage of each employees salary and we refused to provide it and he had the representatives organize strikes.So we pulled out.The employees ransacked the factory during the second strike and took away a lot of the equipment.So our corporate HQ decided to pull out as they have factories in over 80 countries and do not need to waste time and money trying to deal with a lot of nonsense.The employees openly told us time and time again that they despised foreigners and did not want to work for foreigners however once we had decided to pull out many of them begged us not to leave.I was overjoyed at the thought of leaving.I had had my fill of the never ending drama that dealing with employees that would steal and cheat and loaf who had labor representatives that would threaten to strike if we punished a worker caught stealing or loafing on the job.The company that I worked for in Cambodia had factories in some countries in Africa that had employees that were uneducated as well as corrupt but they were better employees then the employees we were stuck with in Cambodia at that time.I don't dislike or disrespect Cambodians but I would not want to deal with the people that we were stuck with as a work force back then again.My wife is Cambodian and we have a very happy and loving marriage and I love her relatives and they love me.However hte corruption in the government at that time made any foreign investor piss blood back then.That Kuwaiti Prince left unhappy but he would have had it worse if he had actually succeeded in starting a business in Cambodia back then,

Kuwaitis are generally good blokes ... but that place is hot AF!!!
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