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Earthly Body Launches Hemp Based Body Care Gift Sets

Posted on July 14, 2011

Kits are all-natural trend for the holiday season Chatsworth, California — Break away from the typical holiday gift sets you’ve been giving out year after year and try something new and unique from Earthly Body, an all natural hemp-based skin care line. Don’t just give a candle, give a one-of-a-kind 3-in-1 Suntouched candle that can […]

Hemp Farming in California Even Closer to Reality as SB 676 Moves Through California Legislature

Posted on July 7, 2011

Sacramento, California — Introduced by Senator Mark Leno earlier this year, SB 676, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act is moving quickly through the California Legislature. SB 676 would create an 8-year pilot program to allow industrial hemp farming in five California counties, Kern, Kings, Imperial, San Joaquin and Yolo. Passing through the Assembly Committee on […]

Naturally Advanced Technologies and Ashland Inc. Agree to Jointly Develop CRAiLEX High Grade Dissolving Pulp

Posted on June 13, 2011

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. and Hercules Incorporated, a subsidiary of Ashland Inc., today announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement for CRAiLEX™ high-grade dissolving pulp.

Earth Day Canada Hometown Hero Awarded to Oilseed Works Inc

Posted on June 9, 2011

Toronto, Ontario — Wednesday evening, Earth Day Canada (EDC) held its annual gala at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. As part of the festivities, EDC presented their annual awards for outstanding commitment to the environment — the Earth Day Canada Hometown Heroes Awards. This year also marks the first year EDC is recognizing a Hometown […]

Naturally Advanced Technologies and Levi Strauss & Co. Enter Into Development Agreement For CRAiLAR Flax Fiber

Posted on April 14, 2011

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. today announced that it has entered into a short term CRAiLAR® Flax fiber development agreement with Levi Strauss & Co. beginning in April 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR flax fiber in woven casual apparel products, specifically denim and non-denim, bottom and top weight fabrics.

Automotive Composites

Posted on February 18, 2011
Automotive Composites

Natural fiber composites are made of a mixture of 50% hemp and 50% polypropylene (PP) which are formed into fleece mats and are later formed into various components.

The use of natural fibers in automotive composites versus fiberglass results in both ecological and technological benefits.

Kentucky Postcards

Posted on February 17, 2011
Kentucky Postcards

This collection contains 10 postcards from the early 1900’s. Hemp flourished in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and was grown primarily for bailing cotton. Henry Clay encouraged the US Navy to use Kentucky hemp over Russian hemp for cordage used on sailing ships. Scenes include cutting hemp by hand and machine, shocks of hemp, and manually breaking hemp in the field.

World War II

Posted on February 16, 2011
World War II

During WWII the Japanese cut-off supplies of manilla hemp from the Philippines. Therefore, the US government formed the War Hemp Industries, a subsidiary of the Commodity Credit Corporation, to build over forty hemp fiber processing mills throughout the Midwest to produce cordage for the Navy.

Hemp Seed Butter Offers Fresh Nutty Flavor, Nutrition & Relief from Allergen Concerns

Posted on May 4, 2009

While peanut butter has often been touted as a nutritious spread, nutrition experts and consumers are recognizing that Hemp Seed Butter with its 2000 mg of Omega-3 and 11g of protein per serving (2 Tbsp) blows peanut butter away.

Newly Published US Military Research Demonstrates that Hemp Foods Don’t Contain Significant Amounts of the Drug THC

Posted on August 13, 2008

The findings of the new research, published in the July/August 2008 Journal of Analytical Toxicology, indicate that not only do hemp products in the marketplace not contain hemp at levels that would cause intoxication or failed drug tests, the vast majority of the tests did not detect any THC.