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|6/21/2014 - Many Americans remain woefully ignorant of their own country's history, including the prominent role that hemp once played in supporting the national economy. Old commercials and company documents from the Ford Motor Company, for instance, reveal that some of Henry Ford's first cars were actually made...|
|6/1/2014 - The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which every year destroys the lives of thousands of Americans who exercise their God-given right to use and/or grow a natural plant (cannabis), is the subject of a new lawsuit. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is suing the DEA for refusing to release...|
|5/31/2014 - Few plants have been as revered throughout recorded history as hemp. This green herbaceous plant, which is a high-growing variety of Cannabis sativa, has been cultivated for centuries to make durable clothing fibers, nutritious oils, building material and even paper. Traditional medicine, particularly...|
|5/25/2014 - A federal court in Louisville, Kentucky, heard oral arguments May 23 from lawyers and officials with the state Department of Agriculture in a case which seeks to force the U.S. Department of Justice to release imported hemp seeds.
U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II considered a motion for a restraining...|
|5/20/2014 10:51:27 PM - Allowing full-spectrum hemp agriculture would be a boon for mankind and mother Earth. Hemp is one of the easiest plants to cultivate, requiring little or no fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. And beyond the growing awareness and use of marijuana's medical miracles, hemp plants offer a wide range...|
|5/13/2014 - When it comes to purchasing protein supplements, buyer beware! As Natural News has now exhaustively documented, rice protein products sold right now across health food stores like Whole Foods are contaminated with toxic heavy metals.
This story is now going global, with mainstream media now picking...|
|3/28/2014 - There have been many gender-bending and adverse health issues associated with BPA (bisphenol-A), an estrogen-mimicking molecule.
It promotes a cascade of unhealthy biochemical activities that may lead to breast cancer, prostate cancer, obesity, diabetes, hyperactivity, neurological issues, low sperm...|
|2/25/2014 - Scientists have found a way to make hemp produce 70 percent more oleic acid, making the crop more viable as a source for cooking oil and other industrial purposes.
Scientists breed hemp to increase its monounsaturated oleic acid contentThe scientists, from the University of York, used fast-track...|
|2/14/2014 - A recently developed hemp plant may prove to provide the ideal cooking oil; watch out, olive oil. The University of York reported that they have developed a hemp plant that contains a significantly higher quantity of oleic acid. The new hemp oil not only offers a longer shelf life and a higher heat...|
|1/27/2014 - Responding to urgent requests from our readers to let them know which vegan proteins we've tested so far are showing the better results, we've begun posting protein product results at Labs.NaturalNews.com. Many readers were overjoyed when we posted our very positive lab results for One World Whey protein...|
|1/11/2014 8:04:03 AM - Fran Kerr, author of Clear Skin for Life and How to Heal from Acne Naturally, has been a fan of jojoba oil for years. "I still do love it. I'm a massive fan of it, but I have a new favorite now," she admits. "It's organic hemp seed oil. I am in love with hemp seed oil as a cleanser and moisturizer."
|12/13/2013 - Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant, but it does not contain large amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main ingredient that produces a high. Hemp has numerous industrial uses but is also a superfood that comes with numerous health benefits. You can achieve most...|
|12/11/2013 - The original drafts of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written on paper derived from it. The sails of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Santa Maria, were made of fabric spun from it. Even early U.S. currency was printed on material extracted from it: hemp, a.k.a. cannabis,...|
|12/4/2013 - A new ecovillage in Scotland has utilized an innovative material within its structures - namely, negative carbon hemp. While most environmentally progressive buildings strive for a carbon neutral rank, these houses take eco-friendly a step further, literally pulling carbon dioxide from the air. But...|
|10/13/2013 - You will most likely never hear an oncologist in America speak of omega-3 fatty acids or selenium as a cure for cancer, and you will never hear any "cancer specialist" who believes in modern chemotherapy and radiation mention the name Dr. Emanuel Revici. Why not? The American Medical Association (AMA)...|
|8/22/2013 - Californians may soon have the freedom to grow, buy, sell, transport, and, of course, use all varieties of marijuana and cannabis hemp products in their state, thanks to the committed efforts of a vast network of grassroots activists that are right now seeking to re-legalize the natural plant species...|
|7/27/2013 - If you think civics class and studying the Constitution wasn't important in junior high, you missed out on some really good life training. Civics, you might remember, is "the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, its rights and duties; the duties of citizens to each other as...|
|6/14/2013 - How did a plant that is so easily cultivated with so many uses since it was first grown in China around 6,000 BC become illegal? Even the original Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
Hemp fiber was used for sails and ropes for sea-going vessels during the 17th and 18th Centuries....|
|6/3/2013 - As the nation's lawmakers continue to bore through the details of the upcoming federal farm bill revision, a number of forward-thinking members of Congress are simultaneously pushing for the antiquated and indefensible prohibition on hemp farming to be lifted as part of its new provisions. And included...|
|6/2/2013 - The recent passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado, which legalizes the cultivation and recreational use of marijuana throughout the state, is having a major impact on the state's agricultural sector. But the biggest potential for economic growth may actually come from marijuana's non-psychoactive cousin...|
|1/5/2013 - The Feds (federal government) couldn't care LESS about pot smokers, and a bunch of people feeling happy and eating nachos late at night while talking about the universe and maybe a little "green" peace. In fact, the U.S. government only cares about keeping HEMP FARMING ILLEGAL because that, my friends,...|
|11/16/2012 - Hemp. Just the word conjures images of the Drug Enforcement Administration and political battles. But industrial hemp is a far cry from marijuana and contains almost zero THC. An ancient crop, hemp has served humanity since 2000 BCE -- providing fibers for cloth and rope, building materials and paper....|
|10/6/2012 - It is well known that omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are essential for human health. The common advice is to get a good supply in your diet, you need to eat oily fish or take fish oil supplements on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the majority of fish oil supplements are slowly killing our society and our...|
|8/5/2012 - While America's economy is suffering staggering losses in jobs and debt, the Obama administration is creating jobs for Chinese workers by selling hemp scarves on its website -- even while industrialized hemp remains illegal for U.S. farmers to grow!
The "Monique Pean" scarf runs $95 on BarackObama.com...|
|6/20/2012 - There is a prevailing misunderstanding in America today about the difference between marijuana and hemp, both of which are prohibited under federal law from being grown on U.S. soil. Somehow hemp, an industrial crop with virtually no hallucinogenic properties, got lumped in with marijuana in the federal...|
|6/1/2012 - Hemp seed oil, pressed from the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant, has been named nature's perfect food due to its balanced concentrations of omega fatty acids. Hemp used to be consumed worldwide, as it was one of the first cultivated and consumed crops. There is a misconception that hemp contains...|
|4/12/2012 - It's all about corporate greed and government-control of the population. Hemp - one of the world's most useful plants - has been used to create fuel, paper, clothing, food and natural medicine. So why has the United States (plus other countries) criminalized the production of this valuable commodity?...|
|3/14/2012 - Here on NaturalNews, we often spend so much time talking about what's wrong with the world that we sometimes neglect to give sufficient attention to the real solutions that exist right in front of our eyes. One of the most powerful solutions for sustainability, abundance, health and liberty is, simply,...|
|12/17/2011 - (NaturalNews )The research indicates that cannabinoids hold the secret to helping heal many of the chronic diseases we are facing. From cancer to diabetes, and from autism to Alzheimer's, medical marijuana helps, and sometimes dramatically so. Cannabinoid medicine holds a great power to alleviate human...|
|11/15/2011 - The concentration of elite legislative power in America is well under way today as the new "supercommittee" is working on an end-run around Congress to put together a "secret farm bill" that would prop up failed agricultural policies with yet more billions in taxpayer dollars.
|8/25/2011 - Despite the proliferation of hemp products entering the green marketplace these days, there is still confusion among some consumers about the differences between industrial hemp and cannabis that's grown for recreational and medicinal marijuana. Some of that confusion may result from the Controlled...|
|7/6/2011 - Legalizing marijuana in the USA projects a bigger picture than easing the drug war tyranny on harmless pot smokers. What is overlooked is the medicinal value that marijuana offers, which threatens Big Pharma. If the THC compounds in marijuana that cure as well as get you high are removed, then why isn't...|
|6/10/2011 - Marijuana offers strong protective qualities against radiation exposure. Since fewer and fewer people have the financial resources to continually purchase all the helpful things they will need perhaps growing weed in our backyard will offer the public one of the best anti-radiation solutions in the...|
|5/23/2011 - Food inflation is hitting the superfood industry right where it hurts -- in the wallet. Thanks to several factors you'll read about here, prices on hemp seeds, hemp oils, coconut oil and other superfoods are set to skyrocket beginning in just a few days. One of the largest superfood suppliers in the...|
|5/13/2011 - Cannabis was used for two recently publicized cures of serious disease. Both treatments were done surreptitiously in the USA. Fifteen states have legalized medical marijuana minimally and twelve others are considering the same. But the Obama administration is unleashing their Fed dogs on those legal...|
|5/9/2011 - The second annual Hemp History Week took place from May 2-8, 2011. Organized by Vote Hemp and The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the week-long education campaign included nearly 600 celebrations in all 50 states and an online petition drive that encouraged the Obama administration and Congress to...|
|4/2/2011 - Mike Adams recently interviewed Phil Moffett, who is running for governor of Kentucky. Phil is proposing that Kentucky defy the federal government's ban on hemp. His focus is on industrial hemp, not medical marijuana, and he wants to return this cash crop to Kentucky's farmers.
There's even more...|
|2/22/2011 - Heart health can easily be cultivated by intelligent choices of specific nutrient dense foods. Certain nuts, fruits and seeds as well as cacao create a winning recipe for vibrant health.
Rich in the antioxidant vitamin E along with an abundance of flavonoids, monounsaturated fat, and fiber, almonds...|
|2/15/2011 - Hemp seed is the basis to legal, non-drug hemp foods around the world. Hemp foods include non-dairy milk, snack bars, pasta, sauces and more. Its nutritional content is second to none. So why is this "super-food" not enjoyed at everyone`s dinner table?
Hemp is a legal cousin of "cannabis" or the...|
|1/12/2011 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-foods.' One of the oldest and yet seemingly most misunderstood superfoods on the planet is hemp. Hemp is an incredible multi-purpose plant that can be used for anything from paper,...|
|9/14/2010 - The use of hemp seeds in modern foods is relatively commonplace now, but this amazing healthy food has been the source of heated debate in the US since before World War II. Currently many food manufactures are looking for more healthy and wholesome options. Hemp is proving to be a wonderful addition...|
|5/23/2010 - Let U.S. farmers grow hemp! This is the battle cry of those who recognize the value and history of hemp and lament the fact that domestic farmers have been unable to legally grow it for over 50 years. In an effort to change this, Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association have announced May 17-23,...|
|2/4/2010 - Here's one of the secrets of really healthy people: Make hemp seeds a regular part of your diet. They're rich in omega-3 fatty acids, plant-based proteins and phytonutrients. That makes them a nutritional powerhouse for supporting good health!
And today, NaturalNews has teamed with the Raw Food World...|
|12/31/2009 - After getting shut down while trying to share his miracle cure of hemp oil with THC for cancer and to impress public officials in Nova Scotia to legalize it, Rick Simpson went public internationally. He posted his rather well done home grown YouTube documentary "Running From the Cure".
|12/9/2009 - Researchers claim that if no other food is consumed, hemp seeds could sustain a human life for a few months without causing nutrient deficiency problems. In fact, hemp protein was used in Europe during tuberculosis outbreaks to reverse the wasting away caused by the disease.
With a protein structure...|
|11/30/2009 - This shake is a delicious addition to a healthy diet and also makes for an excellent source of protein for those looking to shed a few points. Both hemp and coconut provide some of the most essential nutrients on the planet. Researchers are now saying that these two foods may be the answer to the world`s...|
|11/16/2009 - (Natural News) PSA, the French manufacturer for Peugeot and Citroen, has recently initiated its Green Materials Plan. This plan intends to increase car parts made from natural materials 600 percent by 2015. They are making a few parts now that are based on flax and hemp.
PSA's Green Materials Plan...|
|10/16/2009 - You can buy hemp products in America, including textiles, nutritional supplements, soaps and ropes. You just can't grow hemp in America. So all the hemp used in these products purchased by Americans is grown somewhere else: China, Canada, India, Chile and many other countries. Meanwhile, Americans farmers...|
|12/12/2008 - It's challenging to get quality proteins into your diet if you eat a mostly plant-based diet. And thanks to all the scary chemicals in many of the conventional meat products available today, most health-conscious consumers are actively seeking to limit their meat consumption or eliminate it altogether.
|8/12/2008 - It seems as though hemp is not only an answer to our global health problems, both for people who don't have enough to eat and for people in the western world who are malnourished from eating the wrong foods, but also an answer to our environmental crisis.
The healing properties of hemp
|7/15/2008 - A pair of North Dakota hemp farmers have filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn a federal ban on the production of commercial hemp.
North Dakota is the only state that allows the cultivation of industrial hemp, and the state legislature recently lifted a requirement that hemp farmers...|
|7/1/2008 - If you're into a plant-based diet and all the health and performance benefits that come from eating plants, it's difficult to find a high-quality source of supplemental protein. Until now, traditional sources have been soy protein, yellow pea protein, hemp seed protein, brown rice protein and mesquite...|
|10/27/2007 - The free movement used in skateboarding has transcended into a clothing line that uses only natural fibers and prohibits the use of chemicals. Goods distributed by Satori Movement are made with alternative fabrics, and cater to a unique crowd of like-minded individuals.
Satori Movement www.satorimovement.com...|
|10/17/2007 - A Canadian hemp growing and products company called Manitoba Harvest is introducing a new "hemp milk" non-dairy beverage in an attempt to compete with other milk substitutes such as soy, rice and almond milk.
The product, called Hemp Bliss, is sweetened and flavored only with natural and organic...|
|10/3/2006 - California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed the state's farmers to grow hemp for its oil, seed and fiber for industrial use in the production of food, paper, personal care products, car parts and building materials.
AB1147 -- co-authored by Assemblymen...|
|9/15/2006 - I am telling everyone I know about this company, which you may know as merely a hat company. They actually do a lot more than hats, even though that is arguably what they are most famous for. I am, of course, talking about Tilley Endurables. Based in Canada, they make hats, travel clothing, socks, underwear...|
|9/1/2006 - Mike: Hello, everyone. Thanks for joining us. This is Mike Adams at Health Expo West 2006 being joined by Ruth from Ruth's Hemp Foods.
Ruth Shamai: Mike, I'm so happy to see you again.
Mike: It's my pleasure. I always enjoy chatting with you. I understand you have several new hemp products this...|
|7/21/2006 - New Zealand's Health Ministry recently announced that it will relax its rules on growing industrial hemp for use in foods. The change is a huge win for the hemp industry, which has waged a five-year, million-dollar battle against the old regulations there.
The Health Ministry's new regulations will...|
|6/28/2006 - SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Bill 1147 authored by Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), permitting California farmers to grow industrial hemp for the sale of seed, oil and fiber to manufacturers passed the Senate Public Safety Committee today on a vote of 4 to 2....|
|10/25/2005 - Don Wirtshafter: I'm Don Wirtshafter and I'm a director of Hemp Oil, Canada. I'm known in this market because I was the first person in the natural foods industry promoting hemp products. I did this 12 years ago, when we had to be importing hemp out of China. It was a terrible quality and I had some...|
|10/14/2005 - Here's a report on the FDA that could only come from outside the United States. I'm reading to you from The Independent, a British newspaper, that says, "Vital data on prescription medication found in millions of British homes has been suppressed by the powerful U.S. drug regulators, even though the...|
|8/21/2005 - Steve Diaz: I'm speaking to Lynn Gordon, President of French Meadow Bakery. And today I'm asking about Healthy Hemp Bread. How long have you offered that product?
Gordon: It has been off and on since the year 2000. But there were periods of time where the stores removed the healthy hemp bread from...|
|7/17/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Foods. The company's web address is ruthshempfoods.com. Ruth, you have a line of hemp-based products. Could you give people an overview of your product line, and then we'll get into more of the history of your company and your experience?
|12/26/2004 - New research published in the United States that followed 50,000 U.S. nurses reveals those who drank just one serving of soda or fruit punch a day gained weight more quickly than those who drank less than one soda a month. Those who drank more also had an 80% increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes....|
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|10/1/2003 12:14:57 PM - Hemp is a fantastically useful fiber. It's ten times stronger than cotton, and can even be used to make paper more cheaply (and more environmentally responsibly) than cutting down trees. Yet here in the U.S., the drug war mentality has caused hemp to remain an illegal crop -- even though hemp isn't...|
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