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Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race

Agriculture in Australia is booming

Hemp is a fast growing, water efficient crop, which can thrive in the worst soil and can be used for a bevy of products, including paper, food, and medicine. It was around thousands of years ago and it’s still being grown today, just not as much since being banned in ...

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Australia: Hemp could get nutritional nod

ABC News Australia – The debate in Australia over hemp is intensifying, with the food standards watchdog considering permitting the use of the controversial plant as food. There has been hemp in Australia since the First Fleet when it was planted for its use in ship ropes, but its association ...

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Push to legalise budding hemp food industry

ABC News Australia – Food made from hemp could be sold at Australian supermarkets if a push to legalise the product is successful. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for public comments on an application to legalise hemp seeds and oil for human consumption. FSANZ spokeswoman Lydia ...

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Australia Says Yes To Cannabis Food

Would you say yes to cannabis dessert? Australia would. Australia’s top food watchdog, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, officially cleared the use of cannabis in foods such as cake, ice cream and beer. While the idea of an ice cream sundae “à-la-cannabis” might not appeal to some, there are others ...

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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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Australia’s Hemp Industry Caught Up in Political Red Tape

Here is an article on the Effort to “Grow” the Hemp Industry in a North Eastern Australian Town. THE push to reignite struggling Monto (Queensland, Australia) by making it a key growing and processing centre for  Queensland’s emerging $10 million commercial hemp industry has been stalled by government red tape. ...

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Hemp Bags -Austrailia town makes a statement

This is a fun hemp making a difference article. Plastic bags in a store shelved for hemp bags that were designed by local students. A great example of a small change with a huge impact. “The launch was very positive and we received good feedback,” she said. “The bags were ...

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News-Building materials going to pot

The AustralianAAP CANNABIS could soon be going up in buildings rather than going up in smoke. The hemp plant is one of six identified by Department of Primary Industries (DPI) scientists in Queensland as a source of natural resin to reduce the building industry’s reliance on resins produced from fossil ...

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