Did you know that HEMP FOOD IS STILL ILLEGAL IN AUSTRALIA!
FSANZ (Food Standards Australia and New Zealand) have assessed the latest application to allow hemp food and have approved it for food. However, Government Ministers are yet to give final approval. The initial application was initially approved by the then named ANZFA (Australia and New Zealand Food Authority) back in 2000 – but alas, Government Ministers at the time would not allow the approval stating that to allow hemp foods would be condoning the use of drugs and would send a mixed message.
Australia is the ONLY WESTERN COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE THIS HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS FOOD is still banned. Even the USA—where hemp cultivation is still against the law (things are changing though)–allows consumers the numerous benefits of hemp.
This is an on-going process where delays in making a decision by the Government are constantly occurring.