What follows is taken from various press releases by Wiseman Noble Sales,concerning the Commercial & Industrial Hemp Symposium which they areputting on at the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre on February 17-19,1997.
Tickets for the trade show can be obtained in advance downstairs atHempBC (307 W. Hastings, phone (604)681-4690) for $10. Tickets will also be availableat the door for $25.
The Commercial & Industrial Hemp Symposium
The international experts in non-intoxicating hemp growth and processingwho will be attending the conference include:
Dr. Jace Callaway, an agricultural researcher from Finland, who works witha fast-flowering strain of hemp suitable for growth in Northern Canada thatproduces a seed oil with medicinal and food uses;
Dr. Kai Nebel, a textile specialist with the Institute for Applied Researchin Germany;
Dr. Med Byrd from North Carolina University, who will outline theenviro-friendly “mini-mill” necessary for hemp pulping;
Researchers from the Institute of Natural Fibres in Poland, best known fortheir hemp-wool textile blends and now experimenting with hemp buildingmaterials;
John Hobson from Hemcore in England, which grew 4,000 acres of industrialhemp for textiles, paper and animal bedding in 1996;
David Watson, of the International Hemp Association in the Netherlands,who’s project to preserve the world’s largest hemp seed bank will ensurethe genetic diversity of the crop for future generations;
Geof Kime, whose company Hempline was the first to grow a legal hemp cropin North America since the 1950s;
Mark Parent, of the Canadian Auto Workers Union, whose hemp campaign hasraised awareness of industrial hemp’s many applications, including carparts, from the Minister of Agriculture to production-line workers acrossthe country;
Jean Peart, a member of HealthCanada’s “Hemp Team” will present a statusupdate on the preparation of Canadian regulations regarding hemp growth.
Sponsoring the International Speaker Series are The Canadian Pulp & PaperAssociation and Growers International Inc., a Saskatchewan-based biologicalagriculture company.