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Wildoak Living Mon June 23 at 9am: HEMP BOUND - Interview with DOUG FINE

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Tune in to WILDOAK LIVING, the radio program about living sustainably and building community in Mendocino County and beyond.

On Monday, June 23, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time:


I talk with journalist Doug Fine about his new book Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution.
An insightful and humorous exploration of the impact one simple plant —outlawed in the States until just weeks ago— might have on our lives and our planet.

No, drapes made of hemp, if smoked, will not make you high. But given the almost 80 year prohibition against growing it in the US,  which finally ended just last month, you'd think that must have been the justification.

In Hemp Bound, Fine concludes that instead of being outlawed, we should have been growing hemp aplenty all along. He illuminates not only our colorful history with hemp --Betsy Ross' first Stars & Stripes was sewn out of hemp fabric-- but, more hopefully, our promising future with the plant.

After visiting with researchers already engaged in unlocking hemp's potential and entrepreneurs profiting from the plant's versatility,  Fine was a believer. Hemp, he discovered, can be sustainably used in biofuel, car parts and building materials (while being carbon-negative). It makes pesticides and herbicides unnecessary, remediates poisoned land and is drought resistant. Hemp seeds are nutritious and higher in omegas than fish or flax seed oils. And no doubt there are many other benefits and uses that will be discovered now that it can once again be legally grown.

Fine has reported from five continents for The Washington Post, Wired, Salon, The New York Times, Outside, National Public Radio, and U.S. News & World Report and is the author of three previous books:
- Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution;
- Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living; and
- Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man.
Despite such successes, Doug is quick to note that he still milks his goats one teat at a time.
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