“Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?”  Henry Ford – The Rotarian 1933   This 6,000 year-old lady, younger than ever, swaying between tradition and hi-tech is taking centre stage again. Worldwide, there is a proliferation of start ups and initiatives in her name. Houses made of hemp and lime manufactured by a group of young Maori from New Zealand (Echo). Hemp fabrics produced by seven twenty-year-old Indians who founded Boheco, Bombay Hemp Company India. Hemp chocolate bars produced in Siberia, in the Altai mountains, by Obraz Zhizni (Way of life). Hemp ice cream as a tribute to Bob Marley introduced ...