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This week, June 3rd-9th, we proudly celebrate the 10th Annual Hemp History Week. We applaud the work that grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and advocates are doing to raise awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp. Read on to learn more.

What is Hemp?

First, agricultural hemp is not a drug. Although a variety of the plant Cannabis sativa L. , hemp is genetically distinct from medical/recreational cannabis, or marijuana.

Hemp is a crop deeply rooted in American history, historically used in the production of fibers as well as seed-oil. At Kimberton Whole Foods, you’ll find it on our shelves in various forms, from hemp protein, to CBD oil, hemp seeds, pasta, soap, and more.

The History of Hemp

Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper? Industrial hemp has been grown in the U.S. since the early 1600’s. Many of our founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, grew hemp and advocated for commercial hemp production.

Later, hemp was made effectively illegal under the 1937 “Marihuana” Tax Act, a law that required farmers to register their hemp crops with the government and purchase an exorbitantly expensive tax stamp. Yet, during World War II, farmers were encouraged to grow hemp for the war effort. More than 150,000 acres of hemp were cultivated as a part of the USDA’s “ Hemp for Victory ” program.

In 1970, industrial hemp’s status as an illegal crop was solidified when it became classified as marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. (Despite the fact that decades of government funded agricultural research had identified industrial hemp as unique in structure and function.) At this time, the rise of synthetic fabrics and fibers skyrocketed.

In 2014, the Federal Farm Bill allowed Kentucky, Vermont and Colorado to became the first states to grow hemp in decades, under Section 7606, “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research”. In 2017, over 20 thousand acres of hemp were grown in 19 states, including close to home at The Rodale Institute in Berks County, Pennsylvania. As of December 2018, hemp is legalized across the United States.

Photo Credit: www.hemphistoryweek.com

The Opportunity

Today, manufacturers in the United States import raw hemp from Canada, Europe, and China. This is a missed opportunity for domestic farmers, for whom hemp would be more profitable than growing crops such as corn and soy.

“Hemp stands to once again be a vital and viable crop in the United States and around the world,” states the Hemp History Week website. Hemp farming in the United States will create long-term jobs in all sectors (including processing and manufacturing), strengthening regional economies and maximizing supply chain efficiencies.

Innovation

We’ve known of hemp’s potential for a long time. Back in 1938, Popular Mechanics named hemp The New Billion Dollar Crop for its multitude of uses .

Thanks to advancements in technology, hemp is now being used in a wide array of applications. From its historical use in ship rigging, paper, and canvas covered wagons; to modern-day applications such as supercapacitor batteries, product packaging, and car interiors; to it’s ever-relevant role in human nutrition, hemp is a non-toxic and healthy solution for the future. You can dig deeper into the many benefits of hemp on the Hemp History Week website.

Sustainability

Hemp as a crop has wide-reaching environmental benefits, particularly in the realm of regenerative agriculture. Its long taproot mitigates soil erosion and can remediate poor soil. As one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, it is efficient at carbon sequestration, and as a rotation crop, it can break disease cycles. Better yet: synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are not needed for its successful growth, so the farming of this crop will not further pollute our planet. Hemp’s prolific pollen production is ideal for our bees and beneficial insects. Learn more about how hemp helps bees .

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The Nutritional Powerhouse

Hemp seed as a food crop is nutritious , high in Essential Fatty Acids and all nine Essential Amino Acids. The seeds contain “super omegas” Stearidonic Acid and Gamma Linolenic Acid, and are mineral-rich. Just three tablespoons of hemp seeds contain 11 grams of protein and 3 grams of omega-3’s.

Gluten-free, delicious, and easy-to-use, hemp seeds are a great source of nutrition for many diets. Use hemp seeds to make hemp milk , top salads , make dressings , and more! Find additional recipes here. You’ll also find hemp on our shelves in the form of protein powders, in granola and crackers, as hemp milk, and even used in soaps!

CBD Oil

CBD oil is a relative newcomer to the natural medicine world. Since there is some confusion around this topic, let’s clarify a few things: Cannabidiol (CBD), is a cannabinoid found in hemp and in medical/recreational cannabis. Phytocannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is also a cannabinoid found in both plants. THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. Agricultural hemp is naturally high in CBD and contains less than 0.3% THC, making it non-psychoactive, while medical/recreational cannabis contains high amounts of THC, between 1%-30%.

Hemp-derived CBD oil is different than hemp seed oil (a nutritional supplement derived from hemp seeds) because it is extracted from all parts of the plant, including the seeds, stems, and stalks, and contains higher concentrations of cannabinoids. CBD oil can be taken straight, or try it in a Hemp Oil Latte .

Information courtesy of Hemp History Week .

Summer Essentials

Summertime means warm breezes, sunny afternoons, sand in your toes, and more days spent in the great outdoors. It can also mean bug bites, sunburn, and dreaded poison ivy. Don’t let summer’s little annoyances detract from your enjoyment: Here’s our list of summer essentials to get you through the season in one piece.

5 Underrated Essential Oils and How to Use Them

Some essential oils may be more recognizable to you, such as lavender, tea tree, orange, lemon, eucalyptus and peppermint. But, there are dozens and dozens more essential oils beyond these common varieties, each with special holistic super powers.

DIY: Kimberton Whole Foods’ Top 5 Essential Oils for Green Cleaning and Self-Care

Switching to green cleaning and healing methods is easier and more effective than you may think. With naturally occurring antiviral and antibiotic qualities, essential oils can be used not only to clean the kitchen or bathroom but also to treat minor scrapes and clear out sinuses.

Safe Spring Cleaning Guide

At Kimberton Whole Foods, we know that you’re not only interested in keeping your own home clean, but in protecting your family, and keeping our air, water, and environment clean, also. Use this safe spring cleaning guide to help you make the most of your cleaning efforts.

Apothecary This week, June 3rd-9th, we proudly celebrate the 10th Annual Hemp History Week. We applaud the work that grassroots organizers, farmers, producers, and advocates are doing to raise

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Australian Grown Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Hemp Seed Oil.

EM Wholefoods Hemp Seed Oil is vegan friendly, gluten-free and 100% Australian grown, extra virgin and cold pressed for optimum retention of nutrients and minerals. Hemp seed oil contains the ideal 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 (GLA) to Omega-3 (SDA) essential fatty acids which can help the body to metabolize fat, counteract ageing, increase immune system strength, lower cholesterol, and help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Hemp Oil Uses

Hemp oil has a pleasant nutty flavour and can be used in the same way that you might use olive oil, but it must be used raw or in very low heat (under 70 degrees Celsius). It can be added to smoothies, shakes, vegetables, pasta, salads, and dressings.

Hemp seed oil is a natural emollient and can be found as an ingredient in many different cosmetic products, such as massage oils, lip balms, soaps, lotions, and hair conditioner. If you have dry and itchy skin, hemp seed oil can be used as a soothing and revitalizing moisturizer. The oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been shown to counteract the ageing process in skin.

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Australian Grown Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Hemp Seed Oil.

EM Wholefoods Hemp Seed Oil is vegan friendly, gluten-free and 100% Australian grown, extra virgin and cold pressed for optimum retention of nutrients and minerals. Hemp seed oil contains the ideal 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 (GLA) to Omega-3 (SDA) essential fatty acids which can help the body to metabolize fat, counteract ageing, increase immune system strength, lower cholesterol, and help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Hemp Oil Uses

Hemp oil has a pleasant nutty flavour and can be used in the same way that you might use olive oil, but it must be used raw or in very low heat (under 70 degrees Celsius). It can be added to smoothies, shakes, vegetables, pasta, salads, and dressings.

Hemp seed oil is a natural emollient and can be found as an ingredient in many different cosmetic products, such as massage oils, lip balms, soaps, lotions, and hair conditioner. If you have dry and itchy skin, hemp seed oil can be used as a soothing and revitalizing moisturizer. The oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has been shown to counteract the ageing process in skin.

Size: 250ml Bottle

UH-EM93
Barcode # 797776054602
Brand EM Wholefoods
Shipping Weight 0.4600kg
Shipping Width 0.049m
Shipping Height 0.232m
Shipping Length 0.049m

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EM Wholefoods supplies high-quality products encompassing a variety of wholesome ingredients, blends and ready-to-mix products, all free from pesticides, fillers, contaminants, solvents and genetic modifications. They proudly source organic, wildcrafted and nutritious superfoods from around the world!

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