“The ban on hemp farming is yet another economically debilitating and nonsensical effect of prohibition,” said David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s. “We want to invest in our environment and farmers, and source the 20 tons of hemp oil we use annually for soap production from U.S. farms. Being part of Hemp History Week is one way we demonstrate our support for this issue, and in a wider sense, our commitment to sustainability and regenerative agriculture.”
“We’re proud to be a long-time supporter of Hemp History Week and the movement to legalize Industrial Hemp in the U.S.,” explains Mike Fata, CEO & Co-Founder Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. “Growing hemp in both Canada and the U.S. will advance our dream of making it easier than ever for people to enjoy hemp foods at every eating occasion.”
Arran Stephens, co-CEO and founder of Nature’s Path Foods, North America’s largest organic breakfast and snack-food company, says, “We include organic hemp seed in a growing number of our cereals, bars, oatmeals, and waffles to deliver delicious plant-based protein. Nature’s Path has proudly been an integral actor in the growth of the edible hemp industry since its beginning. This June, we look forward to celebrating America’s long history of hemp farming and educating the public on the benefits of embracing hemp — both in our farmlands and on our breakfast tables. Let us remember that the American constitution was written on hemp paper, and it was considered patriotic to grow hemp for its many beneficial industrial uses.”
“High in Omegas and essential amino acids, nutrient-dense hemp seeds are the basis of one our most popular lines of non-dairy beverages,” said Jon Gehrs, President of Pacific Foods. “There are often untrue assumptions made about this versatile, sustainable crop, and we’re looking forward to being a part of educating consumers about its robust nutritional benefits, particularly for those following specialty-diets.”
“Industrial hemp is an exciting crop being re-introduced slowly into the U.S. after a tumultuous domestic history. Tempt is poised to be a national industrial pioneer and proud to be supporting this growing agricultural evolution,” said Donna Ratner, COO Tempt Hemp. “It’s amazing to think about the abundance of nutrition that comes from this tiny hemp seed which includes 18 amino acids and is rich in Omega 3s; not to mention the potential viability of using hemp instead of destroying forests, its potential in supplementing petroleum use and employing hemp to fulfill our global hunger for plastics. I believe that hemp’s industrial opportunities are numerous and hope to see the U.S. government realize a firm position and strategy on re-implementing hemp as a national, federally regulated commodity.”
Hemp is a great source of nutrition, and provides our family farmers and their employees with a valuable crop that offers a fair return for their work. We stand with hemp, Hemp History Week, and the Industrial Hemp Farming Act!
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