Hemp in the News – Hemp industry soon to be launched in NZ

An upcoming summit in New Zealand has Hemp in the News this week. It will be the first hemp industry summit to be held in NZ and will take place in July. The goal of the summit is to fuel a domestic industrial hemp economy.

Hemp in the News

Recent changes in NZ’s hemp legalisation have spurred interest in industrial hemp’s business potential for food, fibre and medicinal products. The summit will delve into the prospect of making New Zealand one of the most successful hemp producers and processors in the world.

The summit welcomes businesses, farmers, researchers, sponsors, community leaders, economy experts, and anyone who has an interest in playing a role in the development of a hemp industry in NZ.

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Hemp Politics – The Senate majority leader is to have last word

An attempt to put legalisation of industrial hemp into the large farm bill has put Hemp Politics in the limelight this week. Many supporters of the idea were stymied this week and told that it will all come down to the opinion and/or support of Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader.

Hemp Politics

Rep’s Andy Barr and James Comer of Kentucky, and a few others, have tried to get the legalisation issue in front of the House for a vote, but they were told by the Rules Committee Chairman, Pete Sessions, R-Texas, to leave it alone. The final say on this will be had by McConnell.

McConnell has been a longtime supporter of the issue, bringing it in as a research project in the 2014 Farm Bill. McConnell, a Senator of six terms, is looking to run again in 2020 and will need all the support possible from the farming and agricultural communities.

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Hemp Nutrition – Hemp milk hits the supermarket shelves in Australia

Australians can now enjoy Hemp Nutrition in bottles of milk – Hemp milk, that is. The non-dairy product is a blend of hemp seeds, salt, filtered water and date paste, and it’s highly nutritious.

The release of Hemp milk into the Australian market follows the Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s decision in November 2017, to legalise hemp for human consumption.

Hemp seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and they contain the two essential fatty acids that the human body cannot produce, omega-3 and omega-6.

Hemp Nutrition

Hemp is not to be confused with marijuana, which has a THC, (the psychoactive ingredient), level of 10-20 percent, whereas industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 percent. So you can’t get high from hemp.

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Hemp Recipes – Meatless meatballs with hemp

Your collection of Hemp Recipes is not complete without this delicious meatless meatball recipe! It’s dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, while being high in protein and healthy carbs. It’s the perfect vegan meatball to top off your veggie spaghetti sauce. They’d also be great in a sub!

Hemp Recipes

These beautifully textured vegan veggie balls are tasty and moist, and are loaded with healthy ingredients.

The recipe was created by Larice Feuerstein, author of the plant-based food blog, Feeding Your Beauty. It is one of her many whole-food based recipes.

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Hemp in the News – Wisconsin Attorney General walks back earlier issues

In Wisconsin, the state Attorney General Brad Schimel has once again put Hemp in the News, by allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of producing CBD oil, as long as they are doing so in obeisance of new laws passed by the Wisconsin state legislature.

Hemp in the News

This has been agreed to, only after a meeting between state lawmakers, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

Three things were agreed on: Wisconsin farmers can grow industrial hemp without legal repercussions, farmers can sell their crop to anyone, and they can also grow the plant for the purpose of producing CBD oil.

The agreement between the farmers and DOJ only apply to farmers strictly following the DATCP regulations and in compliance with the Farm Bill.

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Hemp Health Benefits – You can’t get high from hemp, but you can get healthy

The edible centre of hemp seeds are known as Hemp Hearts, or Hemp Seed Hearts, and adding them to your daily diet will provide many Hemp Health Benefits.

Hemp is a species of the cannabis sativa plant, but despite its close resemblance to marijuana, hemp has a much lower content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the element that gives the marijuana high. You can’t get high from hemp, but you can get healthy.

Hemp is one of the earliest crops ever cultivated. It is extremely versatile and because it doesn’t need pesticides or herbicides, it’s sustainable, too.

The seeds of hemp are highly nutritious, and can be eaten raw. They can also be processed into hemp oil and hemp protein powder, providing optional ways to include them in your diet.

Hemp Health Benefits

Once you learn about its health benefits, from weight loss to fighting cancer, you’ll be more than tempted to add hemp to your daily diet.

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Hemp Nutrition – The hype about edible hemp, Australia’s new superfood

Now that Australia has legalised hemp for human consumption, news is spreading about Hemp Nutrition and its many health benefits.

It’s important to know the difference between hemp and marijuana. Although they are related, they are very different plants. Hemp is not for smoking, it’s for sprinkling on salads and blending into smoothies, and it won’t get you high.

Hemp Nutrition

Hemp has almost no THC, (tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive ingredient). Instead, it’s loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It’s also high in protein and full of vitamins and minerals.

Hemp seeds have earned their “superfood” status.

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Uses of Hemp – U.S. federal restrictions hinder hemp revival

Scott Sparks, owner of a new hemp business in Vermont talks about the many Uses of Hemp and the challenges of working in the hemp industry in the U.S.

Sparks experienced several difficulties when starting his hemp-based shop in Brattleboro, Vermont, from finding a shop location to obtaining insurance.  There is still a lot of impediment in the hemp industry, due to the plants close resemblance to marijuana.

Uses of Hemp

Field of Hemp

Although hemp is growing in popularity throughout the U.S., there are still strict regulations at the federal level. The 2014 farm bill has permitted pilot programs for research purposes, but the federal laws continue to impede the hemp industry revival.

However, Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s motion to remove all federal restrictions, could give the hemp industry the green light many have been waiting for.

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Hemp History – Jersey Island is having a hemp revival

Jersey’s Hemp History will experience a revival this growing season, as hemp crops will be cultivated throughout the island.

For three former firefighters it will actually be the second growing season. With permission from Health Minister Andrew Green, they grew hemp last year at an undisclosed location.

An initial small number of hemp plants were grown last year, to test its viability. Due to a very successful harvest, the number of plants will increase this year.

In the late 1800’s hemp was a thriving crop in Jersey, used to produce rope and sails for ships. Today the seeds are harvested from the plants to make hemp oil and cannabidiol (CBD) oil.

Hemp History

Hemp Hearts

It’s time for hemp to make a comeback, which will expand the agricultural opportunities for farmers and industry.

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Hemp in the News – Industrial hemp legalisation on a federal scale could soon become a reality in the U.S.A.

The proposed Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would remove industrial hemp from the U.S.A’s list of controlled substances, making it a legal crop once again, and it’s putting Hemp in the News.

The state of Kentucky once had a thriving hemp industry, long before the success of the tobacco industry, but in 1937 hemp was dragged into the war on drugs along with its cousin, marijuana, and deemed illegal. Now the crop is making a comeback.

Hemp in the News

Hemp and marijuana look like the same plant, but hemp contains a minuscule amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the element that gives the marijuana high. Hemp can be used to make thousands of products, such as food, fibre, oil, medicine, paper and fuel.

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