Kentucky Officials Send Letter to DEA Urging Hemp Legalization
A group of Kentucky officials have sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Agency asking for clarity on a state law that would permit the cultivation of industrial hemp...
wfpl.org - 11/27/2013
State officials question legality of hemp growth in Kentucky
Several state leaders are questioning whether hemp can be grown legally in Kentucky.
State leaders are seeking answers from Washington officials.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, and U.S. Representatives John Yarmuth and Thomas Massie have all sent letters to the Drug Enforcement Administration...
wdrb.com - 11/27/2013
Naturally Splendid Director Elected President of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA)
Naturally Splendid Enterprises announces that during the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA), members voted on and elected one of Naturally Splendid's Directors, Russ Crawford, to serve a two year term as a Director of the CHTA...
marketwatch.com - 11/26/2013
Faurecia is poised to become the first automotive supplier to mass produce a 100% bio-based plastic with hemp-based fibres and a natural-substance matrix to replace injection-moulded polypropylene.
This was just one of a raft of developments the French-headquartered Tier 1 supplier introduced at last week’s LA Auto Show.
Faurecia joined forces with Japan’s Mitsubishi chemicals to optmise PBS (polybutylene succinate) as the basis for its BioMat.
The obstacles which have been overcome by the two companies in the commercialisation of this product have included eliminating potential degradation, ensuring the stability of the matrix when exposed to the environment, reducing its high viscosity, compensating for the unavoidable variability in the hemp fibres and creating a new and viable manufacturing process to make the material...
ecocomposites.net - 12/02/2013
Hemp farmer tackles Capitol Hill
The farmer is not a gambling man. He has not heard the voice of God on the wind. But if you build it, he told himself, they will come. So, in June, he planted 60 acres of his family's alfalfa farm with a crop that is classified alongside heroin as a "Schedule I" controlled substance. Last month, on those raw plains of southeastern Colorado, he and several dozen volunteers hand-harvested the country's first large-scale hemp crop since the 1950s...
dailyherald.com - 11/24/2013
Plant a seed, grow business: Functional foods industry blooms in B.C.
When you sell the product of the moment, it’s not so much a matter of growing your business as managing your growth.The product of the moment — if you haven’t heard — is seeds. Chia, hemp seed and buckwheat are the new superfoods, packed with complete proteins, beneficial oils and fatty acids and loads of fibre, according to their devotees...
vancouversun.com - 10/31/2013
Australian Farmers Benefit From Hemp
Hemp has come a long way since the hand-made paper of Egyptian times and the ropes of old sailing ships with a $1bn industry just in Hemp Foods offers hope for Australian hemp farmers.Today Hemp Foods Australia is glad to announce two contract's have been signed that represent over $20 million of sustainable business for Australian industry...
digitaljournal.com - 11/01/2013