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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Derek Cross Educating about some of the uses of Industrial Hemp!

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Derek Cross, Founder of Hemp Healthy Today, met with Senators from Nebraska Laura Ebke and Ken Schilz along with Jason Feldman, Co-chair of the Nebraska Hemp Counsel in Yuma, Colorado at the Bill Billings hemp farm to educate about Industrial Hemp Farming and showing samples of Raw Hemp Materials. #economics #sustainable #renewable #Soil #environment #remediation #Resourse #HempProducts #HempFarming #Hurd #hempfiber #education#farmers #greenbuilding #Texas #hempinsulation #nature #Raw #sustainablefarming #Nebraska #Colorado #education #farmers

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hemp Business wins Jump-Start Status- 2017 Hemp Adobe Homes


Hemp business wins Jump-Start status

A new business that uses hemp for home-building materials was approved for the Colorado Rural Jump-Start program on Thursday.
Hemp Adobe, operated by BioCorp US, will open in Montrose, and uses industrial hemp to manufacture residential building material.
The company’s CEO, Kevin Hodge, said he decided to bring his business to western Colorado after a frustrating three-year experience trying to get his venture going in Washington state. He was shopping for incentive packages in a few states, came through Montrose on business and saw a good fit in the community after meeting with Sandy Head, the executive director of the Montrose Economic Development Corp.
“She understood my needs implicitly,” Hodge said. “I want to operate in a place where we’ll be accepted. We want the agrarian society of hemp farmers in a community that will be able to sustain themselves and grow the industry.”
Hemp Adobe’s process uses industrial hemp to make a bio-composite cement for building materials. The finished product has several advantages, including the ability to resist water and mold, and repel insects, including termites.
The material also has insulating properties and is 60 percent lighter than conventional concrete structures.
Hodge said he and Patti Devine-Beckwith, the company’s chief operating officer, are shopping for a temporary home for the company and will begin obtaining the proper certifications for the building products.
Initially, the production facility will need 30 tons of hemp per month, but Hodge said the business will eventually need as much as 120 tons per month for full production.
He expects to rely on local farmers for that material.
Hodge said he’s excited to relocate to a community that has welcomed his business with open arms, and is looking forward to the recreation opportunities.
“Montrose has everything that I wanted minus the beach, and then I can go 20 minutes out of town and have a lake with a lot of beaches,” he said. “It’s great.”
Hemp Adobe is working with the Maverick Innovation Center at Colorado Mesa University and anticipates including students in applied research, internships and jobs.
The company expects to hire a total of 25 new employees by 2020, Hodge said, and five of those new hires will be in the first year of operation.
The Rural Jump-Start Zone program offers tax-relief incentives to new businesses and the employees of those new businesses in parts of rural Colorado struggling with economic development. Counties qualify through designation as economically stressed areas by the Economic Development Commission and by having populations of less than 250,000 people. Currently, 46 counties are eligible for the program.
Hemp Adobe is the eighth company approved for the state’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade Rural Jump-Start Program since February 2016. The other companies already in the program are Kaart Group, Colorado Clear, TSW Analytics, ProStar GeoCorp, Rebco Hydroponics, General Synfuels, and Qmast. Together, they will provide an anticipated 204 new jobs to western Colorado.
On Thursday, the commission also approved allowing De Beque to join the Mesa County Rural Jump-Start zone, making it possible for companies wanting to apply for the program to locate there as well as Fruita, Palisade, Grand Junction and unincorporated Mesa County.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Hemp Seeds are a completely digestible protein!

Hemp Seeds are a completely digestible protein!
Hemp seed oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant, a tall seedy and fibrous Cannabis variety also used to make a number of industrial products such as textiles, rope, paper and biodegradable plastics.
All food grade hemp seeds come from the hemp plant and can be further processed to make oil or shelled to provide a nutritious protein-rich superfood.
About 35% of the total hemp seed weight is made up of this highly nourishing edible oil that when extracted produces a deep olive green colored oil that is thick, rich and nutty tasting.
Most hemp oil's are about 80% polyunsaturated fat, one of the highest of any plant, and provide a balanced 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids which is known to be helpful for lowering the "bad" cholesterol and reducing inflammation in the body. Taken in capsule form or ingested as hemp oil, it can be used in conjunction with algae-based oils to offer a vegan omega-3 supplement alternative to fish or cod liver oil.
Consuming hemp oil is excellent for the hair and skin as it helps to nourish cell membranes and provides antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is also high in the antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene and also includes the rare gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA).
The hemp plant, its food, oil and fiber, have been used by many civilizations all over the world since the last part of the Stone Age over 12,000 years ago. The hemp seeds and pressed oil were referred to as Ma Zi in China and were used medicinally for centuries by the Chinese Ming Dynasty to treat inflammation and degenerative conditions.
Hemp seed oil is well known among health food enthusiasts for its high amount of beneficial essential fatty acids. EFA's are "essential" because they are needed by the body for proper neurological functioning, cell membrane stability, bone health, inflammatory regulation, immune response, metabolic processes and cardiovascular maintenance.
Hemp seed oil is high in EFA's called linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Other primary fatty acids present include gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA) as well as palmitic, steric and oleic acids.
balance of omega-6 to omega-3 in a 3:1 ratio, which is very unusual for a food or oil.
In a typical Western diet omega-6 is much higher than omega-3 at between an average 10:1 to 20:1 ratio. Too much omega-6 can cause inflammation in the body and other related health conditions.
Omega-3 fatty acids act as anti-inflammatory agents and help to counteract the pro-inflammatory effects of LA omega-6 fats and their derived oils. Omega-6's are especially concentrated in refined vegetable oils such as corn oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, peanut oil and sesame oil. They are also found in abundance in grain-fed meat protein and dairy products.
Omega-6 acids need to be consumed in proper proportion to omega-3's or ALA. The general standard for this is between a 4:1 or 1:1 ratio.
This means that for the amount of omega-6 foods you consume you would need to eat at least 1/4 of that amount in omega-3's. In addition, some also believe that when a greater overall balance is achieved that the body can effectively convert ALA into EPA and DHA.
The general recommendation for a healthy person eating a more balanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is 2g of ALA a day. This is about 1T of high quality hemp seed oil.
Our brains are mostly composed of fat and 97% of the fatty acid components that make up our brain are DHA. DHA helps insulate nerve cells and feeds our brain serious nutrients needed for proper neurological functioning and needs to be replenished on a regular basis through dietary sources.
Cognitive illnesses such as Alzheimer's, depression, PTS disorder and other degenerative diseases have been associated with low levels of DHA in the brain tissue.
It is therefore important to provide adequate nutritional intake either through the foods we eat or through oil supplementation of some kind.
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