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Hemp History

“Humphrey Ploughjogger”

June is Hemp History Month. “Humphrey Ploughjogger” was a pseudonym or nom de plume of founding father John Adams, the second U.S. President. The Humphrey Ploughjogger letters are in an American tradition of humor that arises from illiterate phonetic spelling and rustic dialect, and that is meant to cover an undertone of serious purpose. From … Continue reading "“Humphrey Ploughjogger”" ...
“Americanize” New Foods in Order to be Literally and Culturally Palatable

“Americanize” New Foods in Order to be Literally and Culturally Palatable

In the 1980s, in order to normalize Soyfoods which are foods made out of tofu or soymilk, I offered them in traditional American flavors and forms. Cottage Salad, soymilk, dips like Missing-Egg Salad and Tofummus, Soy-o yogurt, chocolate and strawberry puddings (Bill Cosby was big then), but also brands like LeTofu (similar to ice cream), … Continue reading "“Americanize” New Foods in Order to be Literally and Culturally Palatable" ...

“Empirical THC Testing”

Here’s a scene from Dave Olson’s 1997 documentary “The Hempen Road” featuring hemp food pioneer Dr Jace Callaway of FINOLA talking about how he tested the crop for THC, much to the surprise of police. Filmed at the Vancouver Hemp Symposium. 1:49 Copyright 1997 Dave Olson ...

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