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Hearty hemp

Posted on October 13, 2004

No sooner did the Bush administration decide in recent days not to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a unanimous 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling of February that hemp foods should be legal for sale and consumption, than manufacturers began lining up to peddle hemp products at this week’s food expo at the Washington Convention Center.

Fresh from Victory, Hemp Food Companies Exhibit at Expo East

Posted on October 12, 2004

Manufacturers of nutritious hemp foods will exhibit a wide variety of products at the Natural Products Expo East at the Washington Convention Center, October 14-17, 2004.

Ruth’s Hemp Foods launches New Protein Blends at Expo East

Posted on October 11, 2004

The hemp seed is an excellent source of both protein and Omega fatty acids. Based on high quality hemp protein, Ruth’s Protein Power blends certified organic ingredients to add valuable nutrients to smoothies and baked goods. Ruth’s Protein Power blends use no chemicals in their production, unlike most soy-or whey-protein powders.

Ice cream with drug names banned in Russia

Posted on October 9, 2004

Whatever happened to chocolate, vanilla and strawberry? A court in southern Russia has banned the sale of Ukrainian ice cream that hit the shelves under names alluding to drugs, such as “Your Hemp Dose” and “Poppy Fun,” a drug control official said Friday.

Weed Watch: Oh, All Right, Eat the Hemp

Posted on October 8, 2004

After years of legal wrangling and posturing, the feds have finally given up their quest to ban food products containing hemp seeds and oils. On Sept. 28, the Hemp Industries Association claimed victory after the feds declined to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals protecting the sale of hemp-containing foods.

Hemp: the gateway food

Posted on October 7, 2004

Farmers export the seeds and plant fibers to the United States, where manufacturers use it to make goods such as flour, bread, cheese, butter, birdseed, clothing, and personal care products. High in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, hemp foodstuffs appeal to those looking for an alternative to fish, which can contain mercury. The Hemp Industry Association estimates annual sales of U.S. hemp food products is $40 million.

North American Conventions Poise Hemp Industry to Capture Urgent Opportunity

Posted on October 5, 2004

Two well timed industry conferences over the next month will position producers, processors, marketers, and researchers for urgent opportunity emerging in industrial hemp.

Healthy Nut Butters Are Spreading

Posted on August 14, 2004

According to a recent report from MarketLooks entitled the “Changing Face of Nut Butters,” more than 181 million adults in the U.S. use nut butters on their toast or in their sandwiches. While peanut butter is still the most common nut butter, the popularity of alternative natural nut butters is spreading.

Czechs roll out marijuana flavoured liquor

Posted on June 25, 2004

A large alcoholic drinks manufacturer has launched marijuana flavoured liquor, the company said. The drink does not contain any tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the active substance in marijuana.

Hemp is the not-so-secret ingredient in farmer’s cow feed

Posted on May 13, 2004

The high protein mixture, which contains 34 percent protein and essential fatty acids, has made his cattle healthier, happier and heftier, according to Wise.