Stone The Cows? Russia Uses Pot as Animal Feed

Stone The Cows? Russia Uses Pot as Animal Feed
Posted by CN Staff on August 16, 2005 at 06:46:14 PT
By Reuters
Source: Reuters
Moscow -- Russia's long winter will just fly by for a herd of Russian cows which, a newspaper reported on Tuesday, will be fed confiscated marijuana over the cold months.Drug workers said they adopted the unusual form of animal husbandry after they were forced to destroy the sunflowers and maize crops that the 40 tonnes of marijuana had been planted among, Novye Izvestia daily reported.
"There is simply no other way out. You see, the fields are planted with feed crops and if we remove it all the cows will have nothing to eat," a Federal Drugs Control Service spokeswoman for the Urals region of Sverdlovsk told the paper."I don't know what the milk will be like after this."Drug use in Russia took off with the decline of the Soviet Union and police have been fighting drug smugglers -- often shipping heroin from Afghanistan -- for years.Such large hauls are relatively common, although they are normally burnt.Source: Reuters (Wire)Published: August 16, 2005Copyright: 2005 Reuters LimitedCannabisNews -- Cannabis Archives
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Comment #38 posted by Hope on August 17, 2005 at 13:42:41 PT
I could be wrong...
but what will be left in the cows' systems won't be actual THC, but that metabolite, or whatever it's called, that remains stored in fat after the body processes the THC.
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Comment #37 posted by Telarus on August 17, 2005 at 12:46:45 PT:
Just thought I'd post a reminder: THC is fat soluable. I hope this escapes the Russian cow-farmer's notice until AFTER they milk/slaughter them. The Chaos would be quite amusing."To various Gods do mortals bow,
Holy Cow and Wholly Chao!"
-Principia Discordia
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Comment #36 posted by potpal on August 17, 2005 at 05:18:23 PT
ot kinda
Alternative medicine access call
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Comment #35 posted by whig on August 17, 2005 at 00:37:49 PT
Marijuana's martyr
Good article on Marc Emery
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Comment #34 posted by knowhemp on August 16, 2005 at 22:38:45 PT
Karen Dawn
it's interesting that karen mentions how too much calcium can cause prostate cancer but then later touts kale and soy for their copius amounts of calcium. i think she makes many good points however. i mean, if you need calcium, there are good and bad ways to get it.
dairy and cattle farming are bad for the environment, soy supresses the immune function (which may be good for transplant patients), soy has protein and kale's got calcium. these are all good points, and as long as we know how to sift through them and apply them we should do good. the problem seems to be our ability to do whats right (and what feels better in the long run) when we're asked to change our tastes, habits and opinions. it didn't take long to convince ME that cows milk is for a calf and that you can get everything you need elsewhere in more digestible forms without harming the environment, but it's just so darn hard to steer (ahem) clear. try:
meat ain't ALL THAT either. I'm convinced that you can lead a healthy lifestyle without it. it's just very hard to get away from it. america just doesn't cater to vegans even when they DO cater to vegetarians occasionally. they put meat in every dish and dairy EVERYWHERE especially when you're not looking! i imagine this keeps the dairy industry moooving right along :o :) but hay, (choke) there is something to be said for our ansestors doing what was neccesary when times were tough. all it would take is few days without food, a good hunt and then a belly full of cooked meat to remind you why we do it. FREE THE COWS! GROW MORE CANNABIS! STOP THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL! GO SOLAR and LOSE THE PETROS!looks good on [hemp] paper anyway. >sighblessings-
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Comment #33 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 21:36:09 PT
Off Topic: Warning for Women About Pain Medicine
Painkillers Linked to Hypertension  Women who rely on the popular painkillers acetaminophen and ibuprofen are more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who don't take the over-the-counter drugs, a team of doctors said yesterday.Daily use of either medication can increase the risk of hypertension by more than 90 percent, say medical researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who questioned 5,123 participants in the Nurses' Health Study.  
 Acetaminophen, widely sold in a variety of strengths, is best known by such brand names as Tylenol, Panadol and Liquiprin. Ibuprofen is sold as Advil and Motrin, among a host of other brands. Both acetaminophen and ibuprofen are analgesics that numb pain. But ibuprofen can be narrowed further into the class called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, of which aspirin is a member. Aspirin has not been found to have an adverse effect on blood pressure.Complete Article:,0,2776521.story?coll=ny-top-headlines
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Comment #32 posted by ekim on August 16, 2005 at 19:54:34 PT
We want you to learn it, not just burn it
Seattle Hempfest 2005, the Year of Education
Come get your PhD in THC at Seattle Hempfest!Don't just burn it, learn it!The world's phattest "protestival" has a burning desire to present you 6 stages of speakers and bands, all speaking up for justice. Add hundreds of arts, crafts and food vendors, and put scores of leading marijuana law reform organizations in one of Seattle's most beautiful waterfront parks and you have a recipe for free speech Seattle style. are already hard at work preparing Seattle Hempfest 2005, and although we have seen many victories locally there is still much work to be done. The recent federal ruling on medical marijuana has created activists out of many average Americans. Globally, the plight of Australian Schapelle Corby, facing 20 years in an Indonesian prison, is a call to action for all of us. The best way for you to begin to get involved is to get informed. That's why this year's theme for Hempfest is Education. We want you to learn it, not just burn it, and get your "PhD in THC" at Hempfest so you can go out and be an ambassador to your community.
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Comment #31 posted by E_Johnson on August 16, 2005 at 18:34:42 PT
What bugs me about the anti-cow people
Soy protein contains genistein, which is a powerful immune suppressant that scientists are now testing as a replacement for drugs they give transplant patients.So soy is not just a food, it has medicinal powers that might be good for some but tremendously bad for others.I think Karen Dawn is not interested in looking as critically at soy as she looks at cow milk, because she has a political ideology she's pushing, and for her ideology to work, there can't possibly be anything wrong with soy.The animal products have to be bad, and the plant products have to be good, that's how the ideology works.
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Comment #30 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 18:33:52 PT
Interesting article about milk. I don't like milk. I never have but I do like cheese. I'm sure that terrible for us too. Most people really can't afford to eat food that is really good for them. I know our grocery bill is high and I have no idea how a family with growing children can afford to feed their kids good and nutritious food. That poll did a big flip. I just voted again so maybe people are trying to make it look better then it is.
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Comment #29 posted by mayan on August 16, 2005 at 18:21:52 PT
Here's an alarming piece on dairy cows... Got Milk? You've Got Problems: poll is getting lopsided...Should Marc Emery be extradited to the U.S.? Yes - 258 - 26.22 % No - 726 - 73.78 % WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Close Informant And Friend Of Former FBI Agent John O'Neill, Killed on 9/11, Tells How FBI Higher-Ups 'Shut Him Down' Letting 9/11 Happen: Intel Unit Exposes Massive FBI 9/11 Cover-Up: Scans of Major 9/11 Article in Daily Mail: Was an Inside Job - A Call to All True Patriots:
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Comment #28 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 17:18:37 PT
My 2 Cents
I am not at all long winded or deep thinking about what has happened in Canada. I know that we can't make threats or stir up people in this current war time so that might be part of it but he should never have sold seeds to people in our country and he is paying a big price for it. 
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Comment #27 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 17:15:31 PT
I almost don't want to know what they are doing to us. We always ate home cooked meals and that was how all families did it when I was a youngin. I don't remember weight problems with kids like we see today either. 
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Comment #26 posted by billos on August 16, 2005 at 17:06:54 PT
............HEY Y'ALL............
If they are doing this to our pets...what the hell are they doing to US?????Long ago gave up fast foods and processed foods..........Billos
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Comment #25 posted by potpal on August 16, 2005 at 15:43:52 PT
j edgar hoover vs j walters
I'm beginning to see some parallels between these 2 men after having read the Marc Emery piece and how his troubles began after the Walters showdown. Hoover abused his power also and essentially was the drug czar of his day during a prohibition of alcohol.Wonder if Walters dons a dress every now and then?
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Comment #24 posted by afterburner on August 16, 2005 at 14:36:58 PT
Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, Pay Attention
Should Marc Emery be extradited to the U.S.? 
Yes 257 29.30 % No 620 70.70 % 
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Comment #23 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 13:42:22 PT
JAMA Subscription Article
Medical Marijuana, American Federalism, and the Supreme CourtGostin JAMA.2005; 294: 842-844.
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Comment #22 posted by The GCW on August 16, 2005 at 13:13:08 PT
The change will do You good.
Should Marc Emery be extradited to the U.S.? Yes 253 38.69 % No 401 61.31 %
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Comment #21 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 12:55:38 PT
Thanks Sam
I bookmarked the link and will check it out. I love my dogs and I want them healthy.
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Comment #20 posted by Sam Adams on August 16, 2005 at 12:09:39 PT
Good dog!
Here's a place that seems to have good prices: dog also loves the Solid Gold jerky treats, your dog will love them. They're expensive but there's a ton of treats in one bag.
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Comment #19 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 12:04:14 PT
Where can we get natural treats for our pets? We don't have any stores around here that I know of that would care enough to sell anything natural.
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Comment #18 posted by Sam Adams on August 16, 2005 at 11:57:11 PT
Don't buy cheap dog biscuits!
If you're afraid to touch the dog biscuits with your hands - don't feed them to the dog! That doesn't make any sense. I buy natural food dog treats like Wysong. Or, just give the dog a human cracker or cookie. They're usually cheaper than dog biscuits anyway.
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Comment #17 posted by The GCW on August 16, 2005 at 11:02:09 PT
Should Marc Emery be extradited to the U.S.? 
Yes 251 57.05 % No 189 42.95 %
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Comment #16 posted by ekim on August 16, 2005 at 10:54:35 PT
ONLY HEMP August 17-22, 2005
ONLY HEMP August 17-22, 2005
taught by Lynn Sures, Banff Centre, Banff Canada
Canadian hemp is the vehicle, what could be more natural?
During this five day workshop, particpants will create a range of unique work. Some of the work might include large or small sheets, 3-dimensional wall relief or sculpture, or pulp-painted pieces made in the deckle box. Hemp paper is a chameleon medium. Following one's artistic goals, the fiber is wonderfully responsive. Non-traditional techniques, including use of the pulp sprayer and vacuum table, will be explored and enable students to express their unique sensibilities from a new perspective.
Canadian Hemp fiber will be processed to prepare both pigmented and natural pulps. Using a Hollander beater, workshop participants will learn how to process pulp slurry from Hemp fiber. The Hemp will be further transformed by coloring the pulp using retention agent and pigments. The use of other additives for papermaking will be covered, including the preparation and use of formation aid and sizing. The shrinkage properties of hemp will be investigated and students will learn how to differentiate between dissimilar pulps for specific purposes. Registration begins in January 2005. Contact Lynn Sures by e-mail at Lynn
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Comment #15 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 09:44:35 PT
I agree you can't kill I believe it's called a prion with heat. It's not like a virus. It sticks.
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 09:42:02 PT
When a horse was old or unwanted people would send them to the glue factory. That's what it was called many years ago. They said something about the hooves making glue. I read where even jelly beans use that type of glue to bind them together. I hope they don't anymore. Dog food is a risk. When I scoop up my dogs food I hold my breath so I don't inhale during making it. It really is a sad state of affairs. Neil Young has long time been against factory farms and that is where this all seems to lead.
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on August 16, 2005 at 09:39:32 PT
gelatin fears
It's not just capsules. Gelatin goes in candies and deserts, too. Supplements of several kinds...especially bone meals and gland or "sweet bread" derivatives can carry the disease. Several years ago I read that a lot of the bone meal used in supplements came from Europe...where they specialized in making "pure" bone meals and gelatins for supplements. Bone meal is cooked...but it doesn't kill the thing that causes "mad cow" at all.Good old herbs. They look better all the time.Yes, I would agree...hemp fed cows are a mighty step up from 
commercial feed fed cows.
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on August 16, 2005 at 09:29:09 PT
The other day
I was horrified to realize that I had better make my granddaughter wash her hands after giving the dogs dog biscuits and before she fed the cows any of what I call "cattle cake" from her hands. I never worried about dog biscuits until recently. Our cows will eat from your hand. Our cattle aren't "mad"...they're spoiled babies. At this point all ours are heifers, cows, and one bull, so we can afford to get attached to them since we know that won't be sold for food, but used for breeding.People should be careful of dog biscuits and pet food. Especially dog biscuits. Kids will taste or eat dog biscuits, either because they are too little to know better or on a dare from another child. I've seen it happen.
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Comment #11 posted by ekim on August 16, 2005 at 09:21:57 PT
Ethanol Facility to Use Wheat Straw Feedstock 
August 12, 2005 
 Toronto, Canada [] While corn is primarily used to distill ethanol, a new facility in Spain will convert wheat straw as the ethanol's feedstock. Experts agree that it is critical to use technology that extracts fermentable sugars from the whole plant, including wheat straw and corn stalks. SunOpta has signed a 4.7 million Euros (USD $5.8 million) contract to supply its so-called "steam explosion" equipment and process technology to Abener Energia S.A. of Seville, Spain, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abengoa, for a commercial production facility to convert wheat straw into ethanol.Scheduled to be operational in the fall of 2006, the facility will be built adjacent to an existing cereal grain to ethanol plant operated by Abengoa. Ethanol is produced from cereal grain in Europe and corn in North America and it is generally recognized that the cost effective supply of grains and corn will be a limiting factor in meeting the growing demand of ethanol for energy use. Experts agree that it is critical to use technology that extracts fermentable sugars from the whole plant, including wheat straw and corn stalks to meet this growing demand.
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 09:21:21 PT
One more thing about mad cow. They make gelatin capsules out of rendered cows unless they are specifically labeled organic. So even capsules can be contaminated. Scary stuff and I agree about dog biscuits too.
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on August 16, 2005 at 09:16:29 PT
It's a scary thing, has been for a while,
to feed your children hamburger,sausages, weiners...or anything with processed beef in it. I worry about canned chili. I suspect that mad cow tainted beef is more likely to show up in something that's been ground and seasoned. I also worry about my grandchildren handling dog biscuits and treats. I'm sure that a lot of sick and as we used to call them, "cancer eye cows", go into that stuff.
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on August 16, 2005 at 09:11:08 PT
"mad cows"
Brrrr...."mad cows" me a chill to think it.
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Comment #7 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 08:44:44 PT
That's good. Seriously it's sure would be more helpful then the feed that has been given to cows in the past.No mad cows just happy cows!
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on August 16, 2005 at 08:36:12 PT
Wonder if...
the cows will get the "munchies". Then what?
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on August 16, 2005 at 08:34:34 PT
*smile* Good one...very good one!
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 08:31:22 PT
Check Out The Cow!
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Comment #3 posted by TroutMask on August 16, 2005 at 08:09:05 PT
I'm disgusted.
What message is this sending to our calves??-TM
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Comment #2 posted by ekim on August 16, 2005 at 07:33:29 PT
For example, ramie, once used as forage, 
Russia never stoped growing Hemp. Has the largest Hemp Germ Plasm Collection in the world. At the NI Vavilov Scientific Research Institute of Plant Vir-IN Saint Petersburg. Russian word for Hemp-- Konoplya Chinese Hemp Industry has Boundless Potential 
Posted by FoM on November 05, 2001 at 09:01:46 PT
Business News 
Source: People's Daily As world fashion increasingly moves toward simplicity, comfort and health protection, experts point out that hemp, a major economic crop in China, could have great market prospects after the nation's entry into the World Trade Organization. 
Xia Jingyuan, a senior official with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture in charge of the extension of agricultural technology, said that the annual output of Chinese linen is worth over 10 billion yuan (about 1.2 billion US dollars). According to Xia, the ongoing upgrading of China's agricultural industry has given Chinese hemp a great opportunity. Environmentally friendly, high value-added and versatile, Chinese hemp products could be a major money-maker in market both here and abroad, said Xia. For example, ramie, once used as forage, could provide a new type of vegetable protein for livestock and boost stockbreeding of southern China. Red hemp used in paper making could prevent the felling of forests while clothing made from hemp is particularly comfortable to wear and poses no health hazard. Being one of the earliest fabrics used in China, hemp's heyday can date back 4,000 years when only nobles and royal families could afford to wear finely spun linen while coarse linen were favored by commoners. The production technology of linen has undergone constant improvement. In 1984, the country made a breakthrough in the degumming technology, bringing worldwide attention to linen products. Analysts say that to establish a modern linen manufacturing and processing system with Chinese characteristics, China should double its efforts in scientific research and international cooperation, because each breakthrough in relevant technology will greatly boost the sector's upgrading.Source: People's Daily (China)
Published: Sunday, November 04, 2001
Copyright: People's Daily Online
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 16, 2005 at 06:47:19 PT
And I Thought
That happy cows only came from California. I couldn't resist saying that! LOL!
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