The Newest Farming Craze to Hit Pennsylvania: Hemp Cultivation
It was back in 2014 when the federal government approved a pilot program that explored hemp. Although this was regulated per state, it opened lots of opportunities, especially for Pennsylvania.
This plant was previously banned because it has relations to cannabis. But now that country is more open to such farming, the plant has been grown in a lot of states. Let’s take a look at the situation in PA.
What is Hemp?
To classify varieties of cannabis, the term hemp is commonly used. With a scientific name, Cannabis sativa, you’d really think that this plant contains lots of THC which is responsible for making people high.
But in reality, hemp only contains little THC compared to marijuana. in fact, it only contains less than 0.3% of THC, which is definitely low if you want to get high. Anything over that content is legally called marijuana.
This is generally a non-intoxicating product that was legalized back in 2018 through the Agricultural Act of 2018.
This plant has long been used for different industrial products. Hemp seeds contain about 30% oil which are great sources for protein and fiber. This can also be eaten raw or turned into milk. Some even make it as protein powder.
Currently, hemp is now legal on a federal level and states can freely decide on what they want to do with this freedom. Although, the state ensures through testing that the plants being grown are hemp and not marijuana.
Confusion Between Hemp and Marijuana
It’s quite understandable that people are getting confused with marijuana and hemp. When they see a hemp plant, they easily confuse it with medical marijuana.
As mentioned in the previous section, a plant can only be categorized as marijuana if its THC content exceeds 0.3%. Other than that, it’s not going to get you into legal problems. But this isn’t common knowledge, only those who dig deep find out this crucial difference.
In a PA farm show, attendees were in for a whole lot of confusion. At first, they believe they’re already familiar with both plants but then, they question where everything comes from. Because these plants are related to each other, it’s hard to tell the difference.
It came to a point where these farmers explained over a decade the difference between the two.it took quite some time but people listened and now people are reacting quite differently.
Now, it’s a good thing that the difference is quite clear, in the level of farmers. These farmers are now looking for ways to get their hands on the seeds and start their own hemp cultivation business.
Hemp in Pennsylvania
Hemp was already quite popular in Pennsylvania before, when it was being grown to be used for rope, clothes, or feeds. But when cotton became popular, hemp started to decline and it totally went off the market when the US congress declared it as illegal early 1930s.
Now that it’s gaining popularity again, a lot of opportunities have been opened. But first, these farmers need to create or find a supply chain to make sure they’re going to profit from the business they will open.
When the annual application period closed back in April 30, 2019, the Department of Agriculture has already received about 300 applications. Over 80 applications have been previously approved and a couple of growers are already operating for hemp cultivation.
Luckily in PA, there’s no limit on how big your area for hemp cultivation is. This is definitely an advantage for growers and they’re definitely going for it. It won’t be long before these growers have over thousands of acres of lands.
Growers are getting more and more confident that hemp cultivation will boom like the medical marijuana industry because the plant has lots of uses, not just for healing but for day-to-day use. There’s still room for research and exploration, especially since the plant has a lot of different uses.
But these growers are also making sure that the hemp varieties they bring into the state are the ones that are compatible with the state’s climate and the seasons that come and go. Farming systems are also quite different which need to be adjusted for these plants.
One thing’s for sure, the state and the farmers are doing their parts in making sure that it will turn into a profitable industry.
There are a lot of opportunities for hemp, especially in PA. The plant could be turned into a lot of industrial products that have a whole different purpose than marijuana itself. This kind of opportunity is definitely what farmers are grabbing now. It won’t be long before this craze will blow and there will a whole new catalogue of products that are solely from hemp. If you want to know more, visit www.veriheal.com.…
Wonderfully Raw and the Success of Coco-Roons: A Story of Inspiration and Innovation
The success of Wonderfully Raw is the result of inspiration, dedication and a personal resolution: to make good health a priority – to, in fact, defeat Type II Diabetes – by creating all-natural foods that appeal to everyone. And therein lies the success of Sequoia Cheney, the Founder of Wonderfully Raw, and the national popularity of Coco-Roons: delicious snacks in a variety of sizes and flavors – from Apple Pie to Brownie to Lemon Pie to Almond Strawberry to Vanilla Maple to Cacao Nib.
These critically and commercially acclaimed low glycemic products, which are also dairy-free and gluten-free, reflect Sequoia’s journey to heal her body and create the types of food she enjoys, which have excellent taste and the finest ingredients.
Indeed, the birth of Wonderfully Raw and the subsequent debut of additional products like Snip Chips and e part of the company’s ongoing mission – thanks, in large part, to the culinary expertise of Eric Hara, Sequoia’s son and renowned chef – where we transform whole categories of snacks, treats and gourmet items into something that is delicious, nutritious and affordable. From that humble beginning – a story about wellness, education and preparing great-tasting foods – rests the foundation for Wonderfully Raw, a brand with loyal fans, positive media recognition and a commitment to using only the finest and most holistic ingredients for the good of everyone.
We encourage readers to join this conversation, and tell us about their discovery of Coco-Roons. More importantly, we will honor these people by showcasing a Fan of the Day: someone who enjoys our products, has a passion for good foods and seeks to promote their own blog, Twitter or Facebook page – and we will reciprocate, and link back to those sites – giving each person a platform and voice for their cause. And, through the efforts of Sequoia and Eric, consumers can expect to see more products, which are delicious and nutritious.…
The New Wonderfully Raw Website: Wonderfully Interactive and Conversational
The new Wonderfully Raw website is available for your enjoyment – and orders – so our fans and consumers can seamlessly visit the pages for Coco-Roons, Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes, for which each section has valuable product information, details about ingredients and a diverse array of flavors to highlight, Along with the incorporation of social media – including this blog, where we enthusiastically encourage your feedback, comments and participation – Wonderfully Raw can further the conversation that continues to broaden on Facebook and Twitter.
This site also includes the history and personal testimony of Sequoia Cheney, the Founder of Wonderfully Raw, an individual with an inspiring story – which includes a remarkable victory against Type II Diabetes – and a passion for good food. Indeed, that passion is the foundation of the company’s success and ongoing innovation (illustrated by the recent launch of Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes), where we combine the finest ingredients with the best flavors to create something new and delicious. This spirit of reinvention – from snacks to treats to bite-sized items of great taste – distinguishes Wonderfully Raw from other food companies.
Simply stated, we have an intense love for delicious food – the kind the enriches the mind, body and spirit – which guides our decisions, showcases the way we run our in-store demonstrations and respond to questions and requests from consumers. That respect is at the center of our new site, a destination for people who share our emphasis on nutrition, taste, health and personal wellness. And, as this conversation expands and includes people of so many varied interests, we will have an opportunity to educate the public about our products, the advantages we offer and the unmistakably good – no, the wonderfully raw – taste that fills every part of our Coco-Roons, Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes.
Enjoy the new site, and welcome to the world of Wonderfully Raw!…
The Necessity of All-Natural Ingredients: The Deliciousness of Wonderfully Raw
If there is one point about health and nutrition that deserves repeating, it is this: ingredients are the essence of a quality product, or an inferior brand with harsh chemicals and artificial preservatives. By comparison, the deliciousness of Wonderfully Raw starts with only the finest ingredients – including organic maple syrup with strong vitamin and mineral qualities – and a low glycemic index, with the added benefit of being dairy-free and gluten-free. Those factors explain the popularity and commercial success of Coco-Roons, which are available online and in stores (like Whole Foods and many specialty markets), giving consumers a truly remarkable treat.
By combining sound ingredients with great taste – the two are not mutually exclusive – we create an original series of products, along with other newly released snacks such as Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes, which redefine a person’s shopping experience for the better. Again, everything comes back to quality and a commitment to excellence, principles that earn Wonderfully Raw the highest respect and unsolicited, independent testimonials from fans that are loyal, passionate and love – truly – the snacks and treats we develop on their behalf.
Thus, the deliciousness of Wonderfully Raw, as a metaphor and as a matter of fact, resonates throughout our company. From our founder to our master chef to the people who aid us on a day-to-day basis, we have a team dedicated to giving people products that exemplify the quality ingredients we use and the flavors we supply. Indeed, the recognition for Coco-Roons is something we shall always honor and showcase.…
Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes: More Deliciousness from Wonderfully Raw
With the debut of Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes, Wonderfully Raw once again upholds and furthers its reputation for combining exceptional ingredients and great taste. These respective snacks, which are vegan and contain the enriching properties of coconut oil, are a significant milestone for a category otherwise overrun with inferior products and overpriced items, such as: oily, artificially flavored potato chips with an excessive amount of salt and carbohydrates, or bite-sized treats that have dyes, preservatives and a high number of calories.
Through the efforts of our culinary geniuses, Wonderfully Raw fulfills a real hunger among consumers for snacks that are nutritionally sound and undeniably delicious. With competing brands, there is often a tradeoff between the two: a sacrifice of quality ingredients for the sake of a particular flavor, or a more bland taste for the benefit of superior ingredients. Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes overcome that false choice because – and herein lies the success of Wonderfully Raw as a company – we know you can take the best, all-natural ingredients and make an otherwise ordinary snack something extraordinary to savor.
We encourage people to read more about both of these products because, based on our personal philosophy and professional leadership, we want to help consumers by offering them something different, something better. In these two instances, we more than meet that goal – we exceed it – with determination, passion and an appreciation for good food. We know you will like these items, too.…
Coco-Roons and Delicious Taste: Creating the Perfect Treat
With the increased popularity, from media and consumers alike, Coco-Roons are now a recognizable treat – a delicious one – with a multitude of flavors people crave. In this profile of the product, written by a biochemist and columnist for Health News Digest, the author extols the virtues of the brand and the importance of choosing the right foods, with the right ingredients, so we can make our own wellness a top priority.
That issue has added importance in the aftermath of the American Medical Association’s announcement that obesity is now a disease, as opposed to a condition, in which approximately 300,000 people die from this epidemic each year. Included in that fact are several related complications, like the early onset of Type II Diabetes, hypertension and heart problems.
All of which is a summons to action, to eat better – without sacrificing taste – so we can lead healthier and more productive lives.
Think of Coco-Roons as the ultimate testament to taking the power of raw foods, which are dairy-free and gluten-free (with a low glycemic index), and transforming an entire category of cookies, snacks and treats.
For example: no other brand uses the finest organic maple syrup – with excellent vitamin and mineral qualities – to create the fabulous flavors that make Coco-Roons a one-of-a-kind product. The taste, in this writer’s opinion, is delicious and distinctive.
That is, with just a single bite I know I have something that contains the best ingredients and provides a wonderful feeling. Hence the name for the parent company of Coco-Roons: Wonderfully Raw.
By every measure, this product is a success. Let us know your favorite flavor (or flavors), so we can potentially send you a complimentary selection of Coco-Roons!…