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Australia Contemplates Nutritious Hemp

Our friends down under are contemplating the use of hemp seed as a food staple. Currently, it is illegal to consume hemp in Australia and New Zealand…although it is legal to grow hemp for fiber. Go figure.  Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is currently conducting a study to see if …

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Pepsi introduces all-plant plastic bottle, no hemp in it yet

As with all new technologies, it takes a few opinion-leaders embracing the new idea to pull the rest of us on-board.  And few companies have the huge consumer “gravitational pull” of Coke and Pepsi in their ongoing fight for carbonated sugar-water supremacy. So it was with great surprise this week …

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A house fit for a… Prince

Prince Charles has unveiled his vision of housing in the future: Sustainable, eco-friendly living with hemp-insulated materials at the  Ideal Home Show in London. Chief Executive Hank Dittmar of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment states: ‘It’s an extremely well insulated home, made form natural healthy materials and it’s …

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New attitudes to Hemp enable an agricultural comeback

Paul Benhaim–  With an ever-changing need worldwide for different products over the centuries, agriculture moves on with demand. Reduced demand for some crops, and other circumstances led to agriculture reducing production; one such victim of reduced demand was the Hemp plant, where governmental policy affected the market. This easy to …

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Nutiva challenged DEA to sell hemp foods in US

Here’s a great article about how Nutiva founder John Roulac fought the DEA and opened the doors for Hemp-foods in the US health food industry. via Bloomberg – natural foods retailer nutiva challenges dea, embraces hemp . The American hemp-food market is growing quickly, according to natural food market analyst SPINS, which …

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Hemp Vans the shoe to have this spring

They’re not out yet, but keep your eyes peeled for Vans‘ stylish Hemp Pack shoes due out this spring. We’re not crazy about the Rasta trim (a little flashy and dope-centric for the office) but the Hemp weave is classy and almost linen looking. We’ll let you know when they …

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Solar tech could compete with fossil fuels in near future

Solar technologies have been slowly embraced due to some of their limiting factors: inefficency and lack of adequate storage space. But Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that we will all be using a lot more solar energy and less fossil fuels in the near future: Kurzweil, together with Google co-founder Larry …

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Eco Ideas: Air-Scrubbing Artificial Trees

Not only are these alien trees very cool to look at, they could potentially be coming to your city to help scrub the air you breath. These “Treepods” (currently in concept form) were designed to be placed on city streets to mitigate carbon waste emissions.  They effectively remove carbon dioxide from the …

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Hemp Recipes – Hemp Ginger Cake

The Guradian just ran this delicious-looking cake recipe adding Hemp flour as an unacknowledged ingredient.  They just threw it into the mix like everyone uses Hemp Flour in their cooking every day!  We love it when hemp is incorporated into products or foods without people making a big deal about …

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Swimming For Hemp

Patrick Furlotti likes to swim. But where as you or I would hop in a pool and do a few laps, or maybe brave the summer waves at the local beach, Pat’s idea of fun is hoping in the Ocean and swimming around t he entire Island of Oahu, Hawaii… …

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Hemp.com letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, an Editorial by Josh Davis -There are 21 Countries, including Canada, Great Britain, Spain, France Germany, Romania and China that currently grow hemp. Why not the USA? Mr. President Obama, care to answer?

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First in the country, an Asheville house made of hemp

Karon Korp and Russ Martin researched a lot of types of construction for the house they wanted to build on Town Mountain. They settled on hemp – and not just because it would make their house the first in the nation to be built of the material. They chose hemp …

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Podcast#2 – Nathan Armstrong, President of Motive Industries Inc.

Nathan Armstrong, President of Motive Industries Inc - Podcast #2 Hemp.com goes in depth to understand what Bio-composites are and why now is the time that we should be looking to hemp and other bio-crops as alternatives to certain metals and petroleum based products.

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Henry Ford’s Hemp Car Re-Examined

Remember the famous picture of Mr. Ford slamming the back of his car with an Axe or some sort of large pounding device? (see picture below). We’ve googled that image, whichmost people  refer as “Henry’s Hemp Car” –  but according to the officials at the Henry Ford Museum it was …

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Canada Is Leading The Way With Hemp In The Automotive Industry

Hemp is back in the driver’s seat – or rather surrounding the driver – in this latest car built by Canadian auto-maker Motive Industries Inc. “We’re hoping it will demonstrate Canada’s abilities in technology and vehicle development. Something that hasn’t been highlighted internationally—ever. If successful it will generate a whole …

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GMO Crops Pulled From Wildlife Refuges

Sometimes we report on subjects that might not be directly related to Hemp, but we think they’re pretty darn important anyway. A recent lawsuit settlement resulted in the Fish & Wild Life Service agreeing to cease planting GMO’s in all of its refuges residing in 12 North Eastern States. Genetically …

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Wrap up your valuables

Our friends over at the Sativa store are breaking out some nice iPod cases for all the Hemp enthusiasts out there. Get one for yourself and tell them Hemp.com sent you: This earth friendly case for your Ipod will fit either the video or classic. It has a velvet lining …

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From Plants to Plastic

There has been a growing movement from plastics that are made from Petroleum based materials to Carbohydrate based plastics using materials like plants.  Hemp is just one of the many plants that could be used to move this revolution forward. Here is an interesting article found in USA today detailing …

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