Monday, May 20, 2013

New York Times articles 19 May

In the New York Times yesterday, there was a big ad for rugs: Coir, Jute, Sisal and Seagrass. No hemp. ABC Carpets was the dealer. Sad that hemp is not used, it could be, though of course it can be used for finer purposes and is used extensively for clothing, such as the yoga gear at Minawear.
Another article in the NYT, also from yesterday, discussed passage of the medical marijuana bill in Illinois, making that the 19th state (not counting Maryland, whose law requires participation of academic medical centres and will not go into effect until 2015) to legalise medical cannabis.
Again, no hemp - Illinois is considering making hemp legal - and one wonders why such bills are so little mentoined in the NYT or other mainstream press.
Back in the day, the paper was published on hemp - it was William Randolph Hearst who helped make the switch to tree pulp. The press chops down millions of trees daily to promote rubbish, but has no space to promote hemp - a raw material that America could use to get out of the recession.

1 comment:

Phil Telic said...

But they devote many pages to Pee Wee Herman or Lilo or other drunk celebrities who do not do anything for anyone. American needs better papers and TV. This is the problem.