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Hemp Seed Oil — Its Not Just For Hippies

Posted on April 6, 2005

Hemp — the word makes you think of jewelry, rope, hippies, and, let’s face it, marijuana. However, you might be surprised to find out that hemp seed oil is one of the most healthy oils for your body.

Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Foods are Now Available at More than 80 Wild Oats Locations

Posted on March 31, 2005

This announcement is a good example of how the hemp food industry is taking off now that Americans are discovering hemp’s incredible flavour and nutrition — and now that the haze of legal issues has cleared in favor of the hemp food industry.

French Meadow president SBA’s person of year

Posted on March 23, 2005

Her hemp bread, which is made with whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and other organic ingredients, attracted the attention of federal drug enforcement agents, which wanted to ban its distribution.

Hemp ice cream turns heads

Posted on January 24, 2005

Christina Anderman sheepishly admits she has been experimenting with hemp-based ice cream since 1997 — one year before the federal government made it legal once again for Canadian farmers to grow hemp.

Hungry for hemp

Posted on January 12, 2005

When the pipe dreams of food entrepreneurs, hemp activists and libertarian farmers come true, America’s fruited plains will be ripe with emerald waves of industrial hemp, a plant deeply rooted in the nation’s fabric and politics.

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.

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.

Hemp industry may blossom

Posted on October 17, 2004

Though hemp advocates are cheering the end of the ban, they bemoan the fact that the hemp-products industry in the United States has fallen far behind Canada and the European Union. Casady sees great days ahead for hemp retailers.

DEA surrender in the battle against hemp food products

Posted on October 15, 2004

Three years after the Bush administration tried to ban food products made with hemp, the government surrendered that front in the war on drugs, attorneys for the hemp industry said.