Environmental

Lack of rules hinders development in Morocco’s Rif, but co-op keeps building

The Moroccan government last year passed a law that could give impoverished farmers in the country's Central Rif a chance…

January 18, 2022

Interest in building materials rising fast

[Last in a series of recaps on industry developments in 2021] The market for hemp building materials is still small,…

December 31, 2021

Michigan company gets grant for hemp-based soil research

Michigan-based Heartland Industries has received a $360,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of Hemp4Soil, a…

December 22, 2021

New book looks at 50 hemp building projects around the globe

A new book by hemp building pioneer Steve Allin takes a comprehensive overview of projects that showcase the use of…

December 20, 2021

Polish group’s whole-plant strategy stresses innovation, sustainability

A Poland-based hemp innovation hub has sparked initiatives in hemp proteins, plant-based foods and biocomposites that can replace wood as…

December 17, 2021

‘Hemp surging as an environmental alternative to other fibers’

INTERVIEW: A 31-year veteran of the hemp industry, Lawrence Serbin is president of California-based Hemp Traders, which he founded in…

December 14, 2021

German groups call for ‘100-Day Program’ to back hemp sector development

Two key German associations are calling on the incoming government coalition to urgently establish a program that will promote industrial…

December 7, 2021

Hemp probed to clean land in South Africa’s toxic gold mining areas

A South African researcher is looking into the potential of hemp farming to clean the soil in abandoned, highly-polluted former…

November 11, 2021

German hemp stakeholders hopeful about reforms under new government

Recent election results in Germany have buoyed hemp stakeholders as parties expected to be represented in the new government are…

October 11, 2021

Plastics startup off to fast start after raising $1 million via crowdfunding

Startup Canadian Industrial Hemp Corporation (CIHC) said it has raised more than $1 million of a $5 million dollar goal…

September 16, 2021