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The Past, Present and Future: Industrial Hemp Solutions (extended trailer summary)

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Industrial Hemp: Jobs, Fuel, Food, Health, Housing, Paper, Textiles, Auto Parts, Livestock Feed are all possibilities of this miracle plant. This video is about a father's search to find the healthiest building materials that leads him to the completion of the nation's first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback — industrial hemp is currently illegal to farm in the U.S.A. Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000's of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. But why can't we grow it here? BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. More industrial hemp is exported to the U.S. than to any other country and American consumers are purchasing over $450 million in hemp products annually. BRINGING IT HOME explores the question of why a crop with so many widespread benefits cannot be farmed in the United States by illustrating its history, current industries and talking to both opponents and proponents of the industrial hemp farming legalization effort. BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp's past, present and future through interviews with hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the globe, historical images and media clips, and footage filmed in the U.K, Spain, Washington D.C., California and North Carolina. The documentary aims to magnify dialogue about hemp in order to facilitate America's transition to a more informed, sustainable, and healthy future. The film was inspired by environmentally-conscious home designer Anthony Brenner's story to find the healthiest building material available to build a safe indoor environment for his young daughter Bailey, who has a rare genetic disorder and sensitivity to synthetic chemicals. Anthony made headlines in USA Today and CNN when he completed -America's First Hemp House- for the former mayor of Asheville, North Carolina. Anthony's story is one of the inspirational tales profiled in this film that provides viewers with a new connection to the issue of toxicity in human habitats and how hemp can play a role in innovative healthy green building solutions. In Bringing it Home, we follow Anthony's mission to build The Bird's Nest, the world's first hempcrete built, toxin-free residential home for his daughter and other children and adults with disabilities. A major drawback for Anthony and other U.S. builders using hemp is that the fiber must be imported. We followed the hemp trail of the Asheville house to England where we spoke with hemp business owners and facilities, filmed hemp farms and commercial structures. We meet Kevin McCloud, the popular designer, author and TV host of Grand Designs who developed a hemp townhouse neighborhood in Swindon. We interviewed researcher Dr. Michael Lawrence at the University of Bath's -HemPod- research structure who talks about the humidity regulating and carbon absorbing benefits of hemp construction. West of London, Mike Giffin, Farm consultant with Hemp Technology, takes us -in the field- to discuss the benefits of hemp as an agricultural crop. We learn about hemp foods and nutrition from Henry Braham, hemp farmer and founder of GOOD Oil in the U.K. Please contribute to BRINGING IT HOME's outreach campaign! Make an online donation today, and support our efforts to educate people about hemp, healthier homes, and a greener future for America. NOTICE: For in-depth legislative, political, business and economic-oriented benefit information please be sure to purchase the full video on DVD below: Purchase DVD: * http:--BringingItHomeMovie.com-buy-th... Donate to the cause: * http:--BringingItHomeMovie.com-donate The Emper...