From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published May 10, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Hemp-Based Foods

You've heard of hemp products such as paper and clothing. But have you heard of hemp-based foods?

Jerry Kay spoke to Ruth Shamai of Ruth's Hemp Food, a Canadian maker of food using hemp ingredients:

Listen to EarthNews Radio: Hemp-Based Foods

Shamai says that products such as hemp oil and hemp seed add nutrition to burgers, tortilla chips and salad dressing, as well as a number of other products. Including hemp in your eating is just an extension of a healthy lifestyle.

Hemp gives farmers another planting alternative and as well. Shamai was part of the movement to legalize hemp production in Canada; the Canadian government did just that in 1998.

You can learn more about Ruth's Hemp Foods at the company's website:

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