ARE HEMP FOODS LEGAL?

Hemp Food is now legal in Australia!

Its the moment many of us have been waiting for. After years of campaigning, the Australian Government has FINALLY caught up with the rest of the world.
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The legislation that originally passed early in 2017 has finally come through! Now Australia and New Zealand can join the rest of the world in munching on delicious and nutritious hemp! 
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(Many of us have been consuming hemp all this time illegally, which means we may have lost our cool street cred, but at least the industry can now thrive!)
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More info HERE
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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?

The estimates are that the Australian Hemp Industry will now quadruple  over the next 5 years, which means a HUGE boom to the economy.
This is going to positively affect people from every part of the supply chain of Hemp Products.
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Now farmers and farming communities will be able to grow food grade hemp, helping them save water, stop their use of chemical/synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and as a result, rejuvenate their farming land and water ways.
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Hemp will begin replace other conventional crops such as cotton and canola which are far more water, energy and chemical intensive.
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Now it is VERY financially viable to grow crops of Hemp for Food. We believe this wonderful plant is going to transform and regenerate farming communities Australia WIDE!
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The weakest link in all this is our manufacturing capabilities. As it stands there is VERY limited manufacturing equipment in Australia.
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The equipment required for harvesting and processing hemp foods is a little different to any other crop, which means we are seriously lacking the specific infrastructure.
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The legislation dictates that Hemp Seeds need to be “de-hulled”, toasted or pressed for oil and “hemp cake” (read: Hemp Protein) before it is allowed to be sold on a retail level.
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This means that you cant start growing a lovely little hemp patch in your backyard as there are very strict licences and crop testing that needs to occur to make sure you’re not accidentally growing some more potent “plant medicine”.
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WHATS NEXT?
I hope you are ready to see an abundance of amazing, healthy and sustainable HEMP FOODS flooding the market, Think, Hemp Mylk, Hemp Cereal, Hemp Muesli, Hemp Granola etc etc.
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We have some pretty delicious plans for our own range, so make sure you watch this space!
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