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2011-05-21 00:01:23

The eco-friendly producer of marijuana-free lifestyle products dispels the assumption that they sell cannabis. And while they don't push the kush"”they don't disapprove of it either. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Kush, according to the online Urban Dictionary, is a good to high-quality weed, so people naturally assume that Kush Boys Worldwide, the eco-friendly producer of marijuana-free lifestyle products, is selling medical marijuana. But, although Kush Boys Worldwide...

2011-05-12 09:09:00

Senate Bill In Support of Industrial Hemp Farming Expected to Follow WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth time since the federal government outlawed hemp farming in the United States over 50 years ago, a federal bill was introduced on May 11, which if passed, will remove restrictions on the cultivation of industrial hemp, the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis. The chief sponsor, Rep....

2011-04-14 13:09:00

PORTLAND, OR, April 14 /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 Levi Strauss & Co. beginning in April 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR flax fiber in woven casual apparel products, specifically denim and non-denim, bottom and top weight fabrics. "Levi's and Dockers are the quintessential denim and casual...

2011-04-07 00:00:27

Sorghum and sorghum flour provide a healthy gluten-free, whole grain option Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) April 6, 2011 With the U.S. market for gluten-free foods reaching $2.6 billion in 2010, according to Packaged Facts, this trend in which people reduce or eliminate their consumption of wheat, barley and rye has gone mainstream, says the USCP. Whether suffering from celiac disease, which involves an autoimmune reaction to the gluten in wheat, or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or just by choice,...

2011-03-30 12:29:00

PORTLAND, OR, March 30 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) today announced that it has entered into a short term CRAiLAR® Flax fiber supply agreement with Georgia-Pacific LLC (GP) starting in April 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR flax fiber in formed materials. The companies recently completed product-forming trials using CRAiLAR flax fibers, and the supply agreement allows for GP to purchase CRAiLAR...

2011-03-17 17:26:00

PORTLAND, OR, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT) (OTCBB: NADVF) (TSXV: NAT) has agreed to a ten-year CRAiLAR(R) fiber supply agreement with Hanesbrands Inc. that will commercialize NAT's proprietary fibers. Terms of the agreement were undisclosed. This represents NAT's initial commercialization agreement for CRAiLAR and establishes the foundation for continued adoption of its proprietary flax-based fiber. The all-natural CRAiLAR process is...

2011-03-17 11:02:00

Saturday, April 23rd at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California Music and Special Guests, Speakers and Workshops, Vendors and Exhibits Musical Guests Include The Coup, MC Yogi, Heavyweight Dub Champions & More! RICHMOND, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deep Green, an entertaining day long celebration of the evolving convergence of cannabis, health and ecology will take place at the stunning Craneway Pavilion located at 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond, CA on...

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2011-03-16 13:20:00

Food Standards Australia New Zealand said on Wednesday that it may start to allow hemp foods to be sold. According to The Australian newspaper, the food watchdog's investigation found that industrial hemp contained such low levels of the psychoactive substance delta 9-tetraydrocannabinol (THC) that anyone consuming the food would not feel its effect. "FSANZ has not identified any safety concerns relating to the consumption of hemp foods," a Food Standards report said. Andrew Katelaris, a...

2011-02-28 07:50:00

California Businesses and Farmers Await Passage of New Bill to Allow Commercial Farming of Industrial Hemp SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leading hemp advocacy organizations Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association are applauding the introduction two weeks ago of SB 676 in support of hemp farming in the state of California. The bill clarifies that industrial hemp is separate and distinct from forms of Cannabis used to produce marijuana and if passed...

2011-01-20 05:00:00

Company Now Has the Capacity to Ship CRAiLAR Flax Fiber from its Kingstree Facility by March 2011 PORTLAND, OR, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Naturally Advanced Technologies (OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) CEO Ken Barker announced yesterday at the Texworld 2011 Conference in New York that the company is prepared to begin shipping initial orders of CRAiLAR(R) Flax Fiber from its Kingstree, SC, facility as early as March of this year and has developed the capacity to rapidly increase production...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'