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Plant fiber still vital to clothing production

Posted on November 27, 2004

In the millennia before polyester and spandex, people wore plants. In fact, you may be wearing plant material right now! While many of our modern clothes are fabricated with synthetic, pliable and durable fabrics, some ancient standbys just can’t be replaced.

The Solution To Afghanistan’s Opium?

Posted on November 17, 2004

The organisation I work for, Spirit Aid, has developed a plan to replace Afghan opium — 75% of the global supply — with industrial hemp.

Got Hemp?

Posted on November 17, 2004

There’s a new protein powder on the block, and it’s turning some heads. It’s hemp. Like soy, protein powder made with hemp is complete because it contains a full spectrum of amino acids. But unlike other protein powders, it has a perfect balance of healthy fats and is a whole food, not an isolate or extract.

Weed on a natural high

Posted on November 11, 2004

Organic food lovers in Leeds are stocking up on Yorkshire-grown cannabis. But as there’s no chance of getting high from the environmentally-friendly hemp plants, which are used in foods and other goods, local police are none too concerned about the crop’s popularity.

Patented Wonderoos Take Cloth Diaper Market by Storm

Posted on November 10, 2004

Wonderoos appeal to modern parents who want the benefits of cloth diapers with a minimum of fuss and expense.

Bush Administration Fails to Challenge Court Ruling on Legality of Hemp Products

Posted on October 30, 2004

Time has run out for the Bush administration to appeal a court ruling earlier this year protecting the sale and consumption of hemp food and cosmetic products in the United States.

Board votes to back industrial hemp growth

Posted on October 21, 2004

The DeKalb County Board voted Wednesday to support the growing of industrial hemp — a distant cousin of marijuana — for research purposes that could one day allow farmers to cultivate the crop on a more widespread basis.

Daimler-Chrysler to use Philippine abaca

Posted on October 20, 2004

Automaker Daimler-Chrysler has approved the use of Philippine abaca for the exterior lining of its class A cars, which include the Plymouth and the Mercedes-Benz, Daimler-Chrysler consultant Dr. Werner Muhlbauer told the Inquirer Tuesday.

Board asks state for legalized hemp

Posted on October 20, 2004

A Wednesday decision by the DeKalb County Board could make it easier for DeKalb farmers to grow industrial hemp.

Hemp business reaps healthy results

Posted on October 19, 2004

In just five years, Mike Fata, 28, and his two partners at Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils have built a healthy business from the ground up, literally. What started as a seed of an idea and $50,000 in sales the first year, has bloomed into an industry leader with annual sales in excess of $1 million and a consistent growth of 50% annually.