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Naturally hemp

Posted on November 1, 2003

In an upcoming film documentary actor Woody Harrelson goes on a West Coast journey in a hemp-powered bus to sell the joys of environmental purity with the Simple Organic Living Tour. This is just one example of the many uses of hemp. However, none of those uses include getting high. In short, hemp is not marijuana.

Give hemp a chance

Posted on September 1, 2003

Cereals, snack bars, and other foods made with a seed that’s full of concentrated nutrients for your heart and skin are in danger of being pulled from the food supply forever. Hemp seeds rival soy in protein content and are a potent source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), vitamin E, and antioxidants. But nutrition buffs aren’t the only ones noticing hemp — legal circles are buzzing, too.

Oil Right: Choose Wisely for Heart-Healthy Cooking

Posted on March 1, 2003

Some food-savvy environmentalists say that if you can afford to buy only one organic food item, it should be culinary oils. They base their assertions on several things, but at the top of the list is the fact that heavy metals (which can show up in sewage sludge used to treat some non-organic farms) and industrial chemicals such as pesticides tend to stick to fats.

DEA’s THC Clarification Causes Confusion

Posted on March 1, 2002

The move has generated a firestorm of controversy among natural foods producers and consumers. The mainstream media has added to the controversy by misreporting the DEA action as a ban on all hemp foods. This, in turn, has caused lost business for manufacturers because many retailers and distributors think all hemp foods must be removed from store shelves. The DEA move has also given rise to several legal challenges by industry groups and members.

THC Issue Threatens Hemp Industry Growth

Posted on April 1, 2001

Richard Rose, founder of the Hemp Food Association and owner of HempNut Inc., a hemp foods company, both based in Santa Rosa, California claims the industry is only hurting itself by attacking DEA rather than concentrating on improving production to eliminate THC content.

Hemp: Nature’s Forgotten Nutraceutical

Posted on April 1, 2001

That the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) is used as food initially surprises and confuses most people. The public information system has largely restricted knowledge of hemp to its use for obtaining marijuana (Cannabis sativa), with its leaf content of the psychoactive substance delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), rope and cloth from the fiber of the plant, and paper from the plant stalk. Yet both the oldest Chinese agricultural treatise, the Xia Xiao Zheng, written in the 16th century BC, and other Chinese records discuss hemp as one of the major grain crops grown in ancient China.

Get Hep to Hemp, The Soybean of Tomorrow

Posted on March 1, 2001

The recent adoption of national standards for organic food is further ensuring a permanent place for natural foods in mainstream grocery. With the recent explosion in the acceptance of soy products by mainstream consumers, many wonder what will be the ‘next new thing.’ Enter hempseed foods.

The World Grows Hemp; US waits

Posted on December 22, 2000

While most farmers await the naming of a new agricultural secretary, a much smaller group of agriculturalists awaits new leadership in another area of government. They are more concerned with who will head up the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Brand-new Nut That Can Add Years To Your Life!

Posted on December 1, 2000

Impressive new studies show that this surprising snack can protect you from a host of diseases — and make you feel better right now!

DEA recently approved the Seed Importation Permit, so the Project can continue

Posted on September 1, 2000

The good news is: Industrial hemp grows quickly and can be cultivated year-round in Hawaii. The bad news is: Hawaii’s fledgling industrial hemp research may soon be stymied by a lack of seed sources, since importation of hemp seeds is illegal under federal law.