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Alberta Bound

Posted on December 23, 2014
Alberta Bound

Starting up an industrial hemp enterprise takes more than a good idea, enthusiasm or a bunch of capital. Fiber processing remains underdeveloped, but that could be changing. Three fiber start up in western Canada, Alberta, are worthy of attention. Alberta seems well positioned to become a hemp fiber industry leader in North America. American start ups should pay close attention.

Nations That Allow Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Posted on December 10, 2013
Nations That Allow the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Following are a list of over 30 nations that allow the cultivation of industrial hemp. As of this writing, the three primary produces are Canada, European Union, and China. Canada primarily produced hemp seed which is used for human food consumption (shelled hemp / hemp hearts, hemp oil, and hemp protein). The European Union primarily grows hemp for fiber with the two primary end-uses being paper and automotive composites. China grows hemp primarily for textiles that are made into clothing and hemp cordage.

Harper Government Invests to Create Value from Waste

Posted on July 18, 2012

Canada is receiving an important investment to turn by-products of flax and hemp into high-quality fiber.

White Road Investments Invests in Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils

Posted on January 5, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils announced that it has secured growth and working capital from leading consumer-focused private equity firm White Road Investments and re-investment from Avrio Ventures. The largest vertically integrated hemp food manufacturer in the world, Manitoba Harvest will use the funds to strengthen all aspects of the supply […]

Hemp Farmers Receive Investment to Heighten Exports

Posted on November 21, 2011

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Canadian hemp producers will benefit from a boost to their marketing brand abroad thanks to the support of the Government of Canada. The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood St. James Assiniboia, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of more […]

Harper Government Investing in New Market Opportunities for Flax and Hemp Farmers

Posted on October 21, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The Government of Canada is investing in innovation that will help create new bio-composites derived from flax and hemp fibers. Member of Parliament Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of more than $100,000 for the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) to study flax and […]

Manitoba Harvest Introduces Hemp Hearts

Posted on August 10, 2011

Nutritious shelled hemp seed offer an easy way to incorporate Omegas, protein and fiber into any diet Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils, a global leader in hemp foods, announced today that its popular shelled hemp seeds product will be rebranded Hemp Hearts™. The product will boast the same high-quality Manitoba Harvest […]

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 […]

Winnipeg Will Be The Center of The Hemp Business Universe

Posted on September 22, 2005

Why Winnipeg? “Manitoba is the heart of hemp seed production,” says Mike Fata, co-founder of Manitoba Hemp Foods & Oils — one of the partners for the event.

Fiber processing plant will put Dauphin

Posted on September 20, 2005

With 80 per cent of the continent’s narcotic-free hemp grown here, and one of the world’s largest hemp fibre plants slated for construction next year, Dauphin is laying claim as Canada’s hemp capital.