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Monday, August 02, 2004

Hemp Shorts 

There is a little bit of hemp in the news today. Over at ESPN Page 2 writer DJ Gallo pokes fun at pot smoking football players in One smokin' team by saying that "They'd wear uniforms made from hemp and refuse to work out or watch film." Grrrr.... It is interesting to know that Canada's Olympic team will be wearing hemp uniforms in 2010. Please see Cover Me with Hemp for more on this.

At the LA Times Valerie Reitman writes about the Low-carb lowdown and notes that "At the Institute of Food Technologists trade show in Las Vegas earlier this month, ingredient makers were showcasing substitute ingredients for the now reviled white flour and sugar that included dense proteins made from whey, soy, hemp, flax and oats along with gums, cellulose and other bulking agents." The same story also ran in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

And finally Mary Butler at The Daily Camera went smoothie shopping and reported in the story Big smoothie that Gina's Juice Joint uses hemp seed in their popular offering, Gina's Groovy Smoothie. T.R. O'day, Gina's Juice Joint owner, is quoted as saying that "It's excellent for getting your omegas," O'day said referring to the essential fats omega 3 and omega 6."

posted by Tom  # 6:28 PM
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