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2011-11-18 12:26:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA) is proud to announce the execution of an option to acquire 100% of PharmaSphere, LLC. PharmaSphere, a cutting edge biotechnology company which has a solution for the production of high value bio-compounds sourced from plants that can be used as active pharmaceutical ingredients. The production of transgenic plants (genetically engineered plants) for the biotechnology revolution is the cornerstone of PharmaSphere's...

Researchers Sequence Cannabis Genome
2011-10-20 11:53:51

Researchers have sequenced DNA from the marijuana strain Purple Kush (PK) for the first time, unveiling the genome of how these plants evolved. The PK genome and transcriptome were compared to those of "Finola" hemp, and scanned for differences that might help explain why marijuana produces tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), while hemp does not. Hemp seed oil is rich in omega 6, which is an essential fatty acid, and its fiber is used in the production of fabrics.  Hemp does not...

2011-10-03 05:00:00

VANCOUVER, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) today announced that it has entered into a short term CRAiLAR® Flax fiber development agreement with Carhartt beginning in September 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR Flax fiber in premium grade work wear. "Carhartt aligns perfectly with our current portfolio and we are excited to add them to our growing mix of partner...

2011-09-27 14:31:43

Texas AgriLife Research discovery announced A sorghum hybrid that does not flower and accumulates as much as three times the amount of stem and leaf matter may help the bioenergy industry, according to a study appearing today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team at Texas AgriLife Research has discovered a gene that regulates sorghum flowering, according to the proceedings. "For energy crops, we want to prevent plants from flowering so they accumulate as much...

2011-09-27 10:24:00

VANCOUVER AND PORTLAND, OR, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) today announced that it has entered into a purchasing agreement for a minimum of one and a half million pounds of CRAiLAR® Flax fiber with Brilliant Global LTD, the Hong Kong-based private label knitwear manufacturer which produces a broad spectrum of sweater and accessory items in natural fibers for globally recognized brands. The agreement...

2011-09-22 07:55:00

VANCOUVER, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) today announced that it has entered into a short term CRAiLAR® Flax fiber development agreement with Westex Inc., the premier manufacturer of flame resistant and arc rated protective clothing fabrics. The development agreement begins in September 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR Flax fiber for Westex products used in...

2011-09-07 10:57:00

VANCOUVER AND PORTLAND, OR, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) today announced that it has entered into a three year CRAiLAR® Flax fiber supply agreement with Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP starting Sept. 1, 2011. The companies recently announced a short-term purchasing agreement using CRAiLAR Flax fibers, which allowed for Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products to purchase CRAiLAR Flax fiber from NAT for...

2011-09-07 07:55:00

Co-Founder Jason Finnis Named Chief Innovation Officer VANCOUVER, and PORTLAND, OR, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) announced the appointment of Thomas C. Robinson, a 27 year veteran of the textiles industry, as its Chief Operating Officer. Robinson joins the company from International Textile Group (ITG), where he was most recently Vice President of Cotton Operations Planning and Technical Support in the...

2011-08-31 23:10:00

Seasons of Green presents Seasons of Green Premiere: The Cannabis/Hemp Swimsuit Calendar features beautiful model's in wonderful nature settings. The Calendar also features Hemp and Cannabis facts and is presented with tie-dye backgrounds. The Calendar can be found at http://www.seasonsofgreen.com. Michigan (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Seasons of Green L.L.C. is the new company created by Perry P.M. Belcher, a former Network Television Cameraman and Editor.  Belcher has photographed and...

2011-08-20 00:00:31

Chronic Candy will bring its signature hemp lollypops and Chronic Ice hemp tea to Seattle Hempfest, the world's largest pro-legalization event. Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 The 20th annual Seattle Hempfest, the most popular annual pro-marijuana legalization event on the planet, will take over the Seattle waterfront on August 19th, 20th and 21st. The event is expected to be bigger than ever, with 5 stages of music and speakers, multiple vendor areas, delicious food, and a crowd of...


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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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