Author: Diane Walsh

  • Hemp Foods for Every Diet

    By Diane Walsh “Tastes like sunflower, looks like sesame”—a clever little catch phrase I picked up along the way, coining hempseed as a food to a tee. Be it hemp morning shakes, peanut chocolate energy balls made of hemp, almond goji powerballs or apple-power porridge (available right here in Victoria, B.C.), finger-licking brownies, hemp “corn […]

  • The Hemp Bio-composite Electric Car (Archive)

    UPDATE: This article was posted from our archives without any alterations . Some commenters have stated this information is now out of date. We apologize for the mixup. (Article originally posted Jan 2011 in the CD archives here) By Diane Walsh Industrial hemp campaign takes a giant leap forward Environmentalists speak often, and prophetically, about the need […]

  • Barriers to Hemp Production Crumpling

    By Diane Walsh   Why Not Hemp Paper? Half of the world’s forests have been cut to make paper from wood. Sad, don’t you think? Here’s something you can do about deforestation. Seek out an alternative—fibre sources derived from hemp, that are fresh tree-free. Though not widely publicized, the hemp paper market does exist. It […]

  • Chinese Hemp Company to Build Factory in Alberta

    By Diane Walsh If you are an investor and have a firm eye on the hemp industry in Western or Central Canada, this might just be the ideal time to jump in with both feet. Alberta Knee Deep in Hemp Alberta appears poised to be a leader for hemp firms which are diversifying processing and […]

  • Hemp Rooting into American Industry Once Again

    (image: credit) By Diane Walsh Solid political support behind optimistic Congressional bills in the U.S. House and Senate and the “Farm Bill,” along the successful initiatives in Washington, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Washington DC legalizing marijuana, spells game change. California has taken the lead in looking to register industrial hemp farmers. Kentucky is not far […]

  • Why Hemp Oil Should Be in Every Cupboard

      By Diane Walsh Hemp oil: one of the intriguing “potions” that Mother Nature, with her bobbing head and knowing smirk, bestowed on us mere mortals long, long ago. From Earth, is this oil! It’s oil from a smart plant indeed. Into our imperfect and sometimes ill-stricken body systems, it flows—absorbed by the multitudes, over […]

  • Building a Future with Hempcrete

    (image:Hempcrete.com) By Diane Walsh For enthusiasts, it’s all about cementing the power of the industrial hemp movement right into people’s homes. You might ask, squinting one eye, and jutting forward to re-read…Hempcrete? Say what! When it comes to hemp, the ranges of uses (including food, clothing, rope, paper, soap, cosmetics, and even fuel) are well-known. […]

  • Alberta Knee Deep in Hemp

    Hemp fiber processing plant being built by Chinese If you are an investor and have a firm eye on the hemp industry in Western or Central Canada, this might just be the ideal time to jump in with both feet. Alberta appears poised to be a leader for hemp firms which are diversifying processing and […]

  • Hemp Farming Back in the USA

    Plant rooting itself in American industry one again By Diane Walsh Solid political support behind optimistic Congressional bills in the U.S. House and Senate and the “Farm Bill,” along the successful initiatives in two states (Washington and Colorado) legalizing marijuana, spells game change. California has taken the lead in looking to register industrial hemp farmers. […]

  • Better Oil, Better Health

    Why hemp oil should be in every cupboard By Diane Walsh Hemp oil: one of the intriguing “potions” that Mother Nature, with her bobbing head and knowing smirk, bestowed on us mere mortals long, long ago. From Earth, is this oil! It’s oil from a smart plant indeed. Into our imperfect and sometimes ill-stricken body […]