International sanctions cut Syria off from the outside world, depriving thousands of basic necessities - while those who work in the country's agriculture sector, wish only for an end to war, as Oksana Boyko reports.
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A spring-time deep freeze hurt a large swath of the apple crop across the Great Lakes region, with growers reporting huge losses from New York to Minnesota. Michigan, one of the top 10 apple-producing states lost up to 90 percent of its crop.
"The main goal [of Hemp History Week] is to try to bring back hemp farming in the United States again," explains Eric Steenstra, President of the nonprofit advocacy group Vote Hemp.
Once hailed as a "New Billion Dollar Crop" by Poplar Mechanics, hemp farming was effectively shut down in the United States over confusion with its genetic cousin, marijuana. Though hemp carries no psychoactive properties, the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act defined hemp a a narcotic and that wording was subsequently adopted into the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Current laws allow the importation of industrial hemp from outside the U.S., leading to an ever expanding list of hemp related products, but denies would be hemp-farmers the ability to grow industrial hemp on American soil.
Steenstra sat down with Reason.tv's Nick Gillespie to discuss the legislative fight to lift the ban on cultivation, hemp's long history in America, and why hemp lube is just one of the many benefits associated with the plant.
http://www.CropCircleMovie.com On this segment of The Rosie Show, Rosie O'Donnell and "What on Earth?" director Suzanne Taylor discuss crop circles. Turns out Rosie O'Donnell is a huge crop circle enthusiast.
What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery Trailer:
A stunning giant Crop Circle, depicting a Human Butterfly, was found in the Netherlands on the 7th of August 2009, nearby the town of Goes, Zeeland.
It has a maximum width of about 1750 feet (530 meter)
and a maximum height of about 1500 feet (450 meter)