Hemp Harvest Attachment Wins Innovation Award, THC-Free Variety Hits Canadian Market: Week in Review

Henry’s Hemp Harvester, winner of the EIHA Innovation Award, could be helpful in jumpstarting a large-scale fiber market.

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July 4, 2020

This week, Hemp Grower caught up with Heinrich Wieker, CEO of Henry’s Hemp Harvester, which recently won the European Industrial Hemp Association’s innovation award for its double-module front-loaded attachment for harvesting industrial hemp flowers and stems. Meanwhile, Hemp Trading is partnering with Cannabis Orchards to bring its high-cannabigerol (CBG), zero-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hemp variety, Panakeia, to the Canadian hemp market.

Here are this week’s top headlines you might have missed.

  • International: Hemp Grower caught up with Heinrich Wieker, CEO of Henry’s Hemp Harvester in Burgdorf, Germany, to talk about the context around its European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) innovation award and why a piece of harvesting equipment might be so important at this juncture in the global hemp industry. Read more
    Meanwhile, the EIHA has also announced plans to bring private businesses together to front the costs for research and pre-market safety assessments of cannabinoid-infused food and beverages on the continent. Read more

  • Canada: After closing a deal with U.S.-based Front Range Biosciences and Tesoro Genetics to sell its Panakeia hemp variety in December, Spanish company Hemp Trading is partnering with Cannabis Orchards to bring the high-CBG, zero-THC genetic to the Canadian hemp market. Read more

  • U.S.: Caliper, a cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturing company, rebuked a June 17 letter from consumer interest and public health groups that called for Congress to proceed with caution as it looks to mandate the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate CBD in supplements and food. Read more