Nature’s Data: Hemp Analytics

Nature’s Data is a British agri-tech start-up harnessing data analytics and precision farming to help hemp farmers improve yield, profitability and sustainability, worldwide. The founding idea? Using data to drive forward positive change in the global hemp industry and championing hemp as an environmental solution. They work on both a farmer level and a global …

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NZHIA Blog: How can the iHemp industry support a plastic-free future?

What does a plastic free future look like? Plastic Free July is a global initiative set up to encourage awareness of the usage of plastic in our society as a whole and the alternative choices available to those who care to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste. Check out their website full of inspiration …

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NZHIA Workplan

Over the last few months members have been working with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) to develop a prioritised document and workplan for the NZHIA to assist in achieving the industries goals for 2021 and beyond. Objectives within the document are categorised to: Setting Direction: Set priorities and …

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Sale of Hemp Flowers and Leaves

A German Federal Supreme Court Says…SALE OF HEMP FLOWERS AND LEAVES IS LEGAL…except for Intoxicating Purposes. In its ruling of 24 March 2021, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) stated that the sale of hemp flowers and leaves to end consumers is not prohibited. The ruling strengthens the legal position for the sale of …

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How many valuable compounds, features & parts can you get from a tree?

Scion is a Crown Research Institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product, wood-derived materials, and other biomaterial sectors. There is no shortage of commercial applications for hemp. From food to bioplastics and even biocomposite construction materials like ‘hempcrete’ (hemp fibres and lime), it is clear the fibrous plant …

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NZHIA Blog: Social media marketing and advertising for iHemp

Awareness and engagement are key to sustaining and growing your iHemp business.  So what approach should you take?  What works best for iHemp advertising? What routes have you tried? Is advertising using the word “hemp” allowed? NZHIA has looked into this conundrum to collate a reference guide of key points, to assist members. Are there …

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The differences between Industrial Hemp, Medicinal Cannabis and Marijuana

In the latest issue of iHemp Magazine, we place a special spotlight on the 2021 iHemp Expo and Seminars. The expo day presented the opportunity for industry experts to voice discussions on both industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis and their places in New Zealand. Here we take a special look at the key differences between …

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Using the whole hemp plant with Scion

New sustainable products can be created from the whole of the hemp plant by combining biorefinery and manufacturing technologies. Scion research and development options Scion can help hemp growers, product designers and innovative brands to cultivate and use this plant in new sustainable products that are carbon neutral and will contribute to the growing circular …

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Capability Roadmaps from Callaghan Innovation

New Zealand’s hemp industry is still in its infancy but has the potential to make a significant contributor to the country’s economy. Callaghan Innovation can support your company in taking its innovation to the next level. Their service offerings include access to resources that help organisations of all sizes. Part of this resource is the …

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