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“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 that we use annually in our soaps from U.S. farmers. 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 organic agriculture.”
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“This is an exciting time for Manitoba Harvest – hemp seeds are a sleeping giant pushing into the mainstream and we’re excited for this new ‘it food’ status,” said Mike Fata, founder of Manitoba Harvest. “This is what 20 years of experience and a stringent, steadfast belief in the power of hemp nutrition, quality and safety get you. We’re excited to celebrate Hemp History this year!”
“Consumers are increasingly seeking plant-based foods for both dietary and environmental benefits. Our hemp beverages are a great source of plant-based nutrition; packed with nutrients including Omega-3’s and all of the essential amino acids. We are excited to help educate consumers about the benefits of this nourishing and sustainably grown crop.” Joe Folds, President of Pacific Foods.
Arran Stephens, Co-CEO and Co-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.”
“Hemp was a major crop for American farmers 150 years ago,” said John Roulac, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Nutiva. “Hemp improves the tilth and carbon contents of soils. Let’s plant the seed!”
“This is a seminal moment for the U.S. hemp industry, and the U.S. Hemp Roundtable is excited to partner with Hemp History Week as we march toward full and permanent legalization of hemp as an agricultural commodity. The legal production of hemp products will help boost the domestic economy and the fortunes of farmers and small businesses. Our more than fifty member companies and organizations — representing the entire hemp chain from seed to sale and all of the nation’s grassroots associations — are committed to establishing hemp once again as a leading cash crop for American farmers and agri-businesses”. – Jonathan Miller, General Council U.S. Hemp Roundtable