From The New York Times
Weary of plastic litter, Grand Canyon National Park officials were in the final stages of imposing a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in the Grand Canyon late last year when the nation’s parks chief abruptly blocked the plan after conversations with Coca-Cola, a major donor to the National Park Foundation.
Chris Rank/Bloomberg News
Coca-Cola distributes water under the Dasani brand.
Stephen P. Martin, the architect of the plan and the top parks official at the Grand Canyon, said his superiors told him two weeks before its Jan. 1 start date that Coca-Cola, which distributes water under the Dasani brand and has donated more than $13 million to the parks, had registered its concerns about the bottle ban through the foundation, and that the project was being tabled. His account was confirmed by park, foundation and company officials.
A spokesman for the National Park Service, David Barna, said it was Jon Jarvis, the top federal parks official, who made the “decision to put it on hold until we can get more information.” He added that “reducing and eliminating disposable plastic bottles is one element of our green plan. This is a process, and we are at the beginning of it.”
Another great reason to allow Industrial Hemp to be grown in America once again! Bio plastic bottles left by careless visitors would quickly decompose & help keep our Parks clean & beautiful! We must insist that manufacturing of bottles begin revamping facilities for cellulose bottles made from plants like hemp. PLEASE be responsible citizens & leave the places you visit cleaner than you found them.
Deceived & misled
The war on drugs should no longer include industrial hemp! When hemp is growing it degrades the psychoactive qualities of any marijuana growing nearby. All the more reason to amend outdated regulations. It occurred to me that it will cause much disgrace to politicians when it becomes common knowledge the extent of the deception surrounding hemp. MMJ users probably started calling marijuana hemp as a code word to avoid suspicion. The 2 strains of cannabis are not the same. How will the politicians “save face” when they have to admit their widespread deception? Our government has, long ago, sold out to the crude oil, chemical & plastics industries. I don’t entirely blame our leaders & politicians of old for believing the expert salesmanship of those “big money” conglomerates of the newly found discoveries of the 1920 -30’s. However, science & technology have proven those ideas wrong. It’s time to recognize & publicize their errors & create a corrective paradigm shift to gain sustainability for America. May 3, 2014 editing…
The Paradigm Is Happening NOW!
With all the recent changes in research, technology and group consciousness, discoveries an studies a new industry is exploding on the scenes. You can either stay where/how you are currently or join The Movement with a pay plan. Here are a few factors igniting this evolution.
- 2014 Farm Bill is signed.
- CBD is now legal in all 50 states.
- Deception and corruption of the Reefer Madness Campaign is exposed.
- Cannabis laws & CBD are more widely accepted and approved due to technological discoveries.
- Public awareness is growing exponentially.
- Even the Earth is groaning for the effects of this movement.
- People’s health and preventative medicine/care are actually improving.
To our health,
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Roller skates gave way to electric scooters
Hide ‘n Seek gave way to electronic wizards
Red Rover gave way to cell phone-Itis
Checkers gave way to Internet chat rooms
Kick the Can gave way to kickin some butt
Jacks & Marbles gave way to couch potato sports
Reading good books gave way to cruising the triple W highway
Going outside to play gave way to instant messaging
Mom’s hand stitched dress gave way to sweat shop reproductions
Running to town gave way to traffic jams and brown clouds
Farm chores gave way to fuel burning servants
Home grown & home cooked gave way to fast-food gluttonous obesity
Lending a hand gave way to calling in a high-priced specialist
Lemonade on porch swings gave way to cross-country lunch flights
Till death-do-us-part gave way to uncontested drive-thru divorce
A man’s word and a handshake gave way to money-grubbing lawyers
Life is so much better now
Or is it?
(The only thing that doesn’t change is change itself!–you have a choice–adapt or abhor it & things will still change. Adapt & remain healthy or Abhor & remain or become ill; mannered or physically.)
I couldn’t have said it better myself and Industrial Hemp should be the at the base as it can fill the shoes, be the ticket, protect & provide our future!
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What if the USA really isn’t broke?