Growing Industrial Hemp Basics

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Valley Bio is Eastern Canada's largest supplier of pedigree hemp seed genetics for the production of industrial hemp for food and fibre products. Valley Bio also contracts growers to produce hemp grains for its markets.

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From Calgary - Hemp is an industrial resource that is banned in the U.S. Check out this electric car built from hemp plastic

 With more than 1,300 automotive companies, annual revenues of $71 billion and annual exports of more than $53 billion, Canada is a global automotive centre.

Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, ground into a meal, sprouted, made into hemp milk (akin to soy milk), prepared as tea, and used in baking.

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Although hemp was first used by Henry Ford in 1941 and can still be found in many cars today, the Kestrel is the first modern car to be built primarily out of hemp

It may sound like the beginning of a riddle, but what do sustainable paper, fashionable clothes, nutritious food, and the world’s most eco-friendly car all have in common? Hemp! Yes, it’s the amazing truth. Yet, despite the thousands of uses for hemp, the United States still classifies the completely harmless plant as a Schedule 1 Drug within the USA’s Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Canada, on the other hand, legalized industrial Hemp in 1998, giving Calgary-based Motive Industries INC. the opportunity to make the super sleek car, and totally hemp-based, Kestrel. Way to be behind the times, USA!

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