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The official source for the FINOLA variety of Oilseed Hemp PLANTING SEED
Serving the Hemp World since 1995.
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Most FINOLA growers have good results, some not. Click HERE for a short list of the 10 most common reasons for failure with this oilseed crop. Please have a look and avoid these common problems!
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Current status of FINOLA in the EU
During the December 2016 holiday season, the United Kingdom's Department of Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) submitted Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/17 to the European Commission. This was DEFRA's second attempt in 10 years to ban the cultivation of FINOLA in the UK. We did not agree with this recent decision, just as we did not agree with DEFRA's first attempt to ban FINOLA after 2006. This recent witch hunt relied on THC results from only two field samples; one in 2014 and one in 2015. Both were collected from the same farm in Northern Ireland. Both samples were collected late, and not according to EU regulations. Both samples happened to be just slightly over the 0.2% THC limit, because of the late sampling.
Instead of wasting another seven years with polite e-mails, we quickly decided to launch a judicial review against DEFRA this time around, after they refused to discuss the matter. After just a few weeks, DEFRA realized at least some of their mistakes, then took administrative steps to cancel the prohibition they had just asked the European Commission to grant, and they also apologized to us. DEFRA has promised to take additional steep to correct the damage they have caused so far, and we're still waiting for them to delivery on that. At least we have the apology.
On 29 April of 2013, Commission Implementing Regulation (EC) No 393/2013 returned FINOLA to the EU list of subsidized hemp varieties, after it was wrongfully removed after the 2006 season. Regulation 393/2013 applies to all countries in the EU. This regulation also eliminated the need for Member States to report hemp THC values to the European Commission. If hemp samples are still collected in your country, please be sure to help your agricultural officials plan for the correct time to take field samples of FINOLA (between 40 to 60 days after sowing). The correct time of sampling is dependent on latitude and heat energy, with earlier sampling at warmer lower latitudes (40-50 days after sowing near latitude 50o) and later sampling at cooler higher latitudes (50-60 days after sowing near latitude 60o).
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Finola Ltd. - Separating the Hemp from the Hype since 1995
The FINOLA oilseed hemp variety is an excellent source of sustainable food and fiber. The exceptional fatty acid profile in Finola® hempseed oil offers a rich source of the essential fatty acids (EFAs); omega-3 ALA and omega-6 LA, in addition to significant amounts of GLA and SDA. We can't make the EFAs ourselves, so we have to get them from the daily diet. The EFAs are needed to produce many important things in our bodies, including optimal nerve functions throughout the brain and central nervous system. Finola® hempseed oil is a safe and nutritious way to consume our dietary EFAs, to better our somatic health already at the neuronal level.
Some of these pages were last updated on 18 April 2016
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