Tag: hemp

4
Jun

Hemp seed demand growing but more education needed about difference to cannabis, experts say

The Australian industrial hemp market is steadily growing, but industry leaders in Queensland say the public needs to be better educated about the difference between cannabis and hemp, for the industry to really excel.  Key points Food Standards permitted the sale of hemp as food last year Since then domestic demand has grown for locally grown hemp seeds Industry experts

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4
Jun

Building a hemp industry: Duo educating farmers

LAUCHLAN Grout and Harrisson Lee broke into the industrial hemp industry when they realised there wasn’t a market for it in Australia.  They started their business Hemp Farms Australia in 2013, before hemp was legalised for human consumption in Australia. Since then the human consumption of hemp has been legalised.  “We realised there wasn’t anyone growing commercial scale hemp at

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4
Jun

Queensland entrepreneurs sowing the seeds for the newest superfood

Despite hemp only recently being legalised for human consumption in Australia, it is already being promoted as the newest superfood to hit the local markets. Hemp — a variety of the cannabis sativa plant species — has been grown in Australia for two decades as an industrial product, but last month the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code permitted the

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