Hemp seeds are in the news today – recent research has shown that hemp seeds are a “superfood,” meaning they’re chock-full of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. They’re also a good source of fiber and vitamin E.
Did you know that the Oregon House of Representatives recently passed a bill that cleared the way for industrial hemp farming? On June 29, the state added its support to legislation aimed at reclassifying viable hemp seeds at the federal level – they are currently banned under the Controlled Substances Act. Isn’t it silly that industrial hemp (cannabis) is a schedule 1 substance, alongside heroin and LSD?
Oregon believes that hemp seeds are a recipe for success: the hemp oil and milk manufacturing company Living Harvest was named the third fastest growing Oregon company by the Portland Business Journal.
If you like pine nuts and sunflower seeds, you’ll find that hemp seeds are tasty and go well in salads. Try some today!
FYI, the YouTube video is the classic “Hemp for Victory” – a government film made during World War Two that explains the uses of hemp and encourages farmers to grow as much as possible.