Interview

CanXchange: ‘Looking for new ways to disrupt and innovate’

Alex Arkentis is the CEO and Co-Founder of CanXchange, the European commodities exchange for physical hemp and CBD products. A…

April 13, 2021

‘We’d like to see a decorticator next to every cotton gin’

Guy Carpenter is President and CEO of Bear Fiber, Inc., and President at Cape Fear Apparel Consulting, both of North Carolina.…

March 29, 2021

CBD shakeout expected to ‘drive diversification’ in Wisconsin

Shelby Ellison has directed the industrial hemp program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) since August 2020. An assistant professor…

March 10, 2021

In a fast changing market, quality and flexibility are critical

Jacopo Paolini is a founding partner at Enecta, an Italian-Dutch company that develops new cannabis genetics and is a producer and seller…

March 3, 2021

Demand for sustainable textiles is big opportunity for hemp fiber

Susan Barnhardt is the founder of SHEMP Yarn Company (SYC), a Florida, U.S.-based producer of worsted textile yarn made from…

January 25, 2021

Processor sees hemp leading trend away from soy and GMO foods

[This is the third and final in a series of interviews with industry leaders who operate in non-hemp-specific sectors but…

November 6, 2020

Hemp takes on growing importance for German extractor

[This is the second in a series of interviews with industry leaders who operate in non-hemp-specific sectors but who have…

October 30, 2020

Dutch company sees vegan trend boosting orders for hemp proteins

(This is the first in a series of interviews with industry leaders who operate in non-hemp-specific sectors but who have…

October 23, 2020

‘If you have an idea, it can probably be made from hemp’

INTERVIEW: Carl Martel is an independent scientist who has been researching industrial cannabis for over a decade. Formally trained as…

September 23, 2020

‘Hemp can work wonders for the agriculture of Latin America’

INTERVIEW: Lorenzo Rolim da Silva is a consultant to international companies in the development of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp…

July 30, 2020