Planetary Re-Education: HEMP SAVES WORLD

D. Van Ess davev at u.washington.edu
Fri Feb 2 14:10:19 EST 1996


In article <4eqpa7$of5 at whidbey.whidbey.com>,  <alland at whidbey.com> wrote:
>In <4eolrp$nrr at ixnews7.ix.netcom.com>, reddevil at ix.netcom.com (#10 Ox) writes:
>>	Of course, it's different.  It's not what you're used to.  And it
>>looks funny.  As a self professed forester, it takes reasons like
>>these instead of rational thought to make a decision?  I feel sorry
>>for your patch of woods!..............................TS
>
>Mr or Ms TS:
>
>It's unfortunate you are unable to conduct a spirited discussion without being
>insulting, but the anonymity of the Internet makes this inevitable, I suppose.
>
>At any rate, deforestation occurs when forests are valued less than some other
>use. If they can provide an economic return for their owner, the owner will 
>ensure their continued existence. Don't support hemp because you think it will
>"save" forests. It will do just the opposite.
>
>
>Allan Derickson 
>Derickson Forestry Services 
>Freeland, Washington, U.S.A.  alland at whidbey.com
>
>

Good point.  A  vegan friend of mine was looking forward to when
all the cows would be set free.  He didn't understand that if the farmers
couldn't sell then, they would kill them. 

Dave



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