Hemp Oil Canada Joins the Non-GMO Project

Adding “Non-GMO” to growing list of benefits of hemp food products and ingredients


For more information, contact:
Benilda Sable
Marketing and Regulatory Affairs

Anndrea Hermann
Sales Manager, Information Specialist & Industry Liaison


Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, Canada (August 20, 2010) – Hemp Oil Canada Inc. (HOCI), Canada’s leader in procurement, processing, marketing and distribution of hemp food products and ingredients, has recently joined the Non-GMO Project, which will enable verification of bulk wholesale and private label brands.

HOCI will soon offer customers the option to feature the Non-GMO Project Seal on their packaging. The seal identifies these products as Non-GMO Project verified, ensuring that they were produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance, including testing of risk ingredients. This seal enables customers to make an informed decision on whether or not to consume products that contain genetically-modified organisms.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit collaboration comprised of manufacturers, retailers, processors, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers who are concerned with the use of GMOs in food products. Prior to the Non-GMO Project, there was no established system to evaluate “non-GMO” claims. Enrollment in the Project provides third party verification, and includes standards that ensure comprehensive traceability, segregation and testing requirements.

“From the beginning, we have always believed in providing healthy food options that were sustainably produced. Joining the Non-GMO Project simply affirms this belief,” says Shaun Crew, President of Hemp Oil Canada. Hemp foods are a perfect example of a plant-based product that boasts numerous health benefits being produced in a sustainable way. Hemp is rich in naturally-occurring essential nutrients, is a good source of high quality and easily digestible protein, free from known allergens, and contains an optimum balance of polyunsaturated fats. In terms of production, hemp is naturally resistant to most pests and can be relatively weed competitive  precluding the use of pesticides and herbicides. Adding “non-GMO” to the growing benefits of hemp food products and ingredients further substantiates the goodness of hemp.

About Hemp Oil Canada

Hemp Oil Canada offers a variety of conventional, certified organic, kosher, halal, gluten-free hemp food products and ingredients including hemp seed oil, hemp seed oil gel caps, refined oil, hulled hemp seed, toasted & roasted hemp seed with or without sea salt, sterilized hemp seed, hemp coffee, hemp flour, and hemp protein powders (43% or 50%). Coarse and milled hemp fiber and milled hemp hulls will soon be added to our product listing.

For more information on Hemp Oil Canada and hemp products, call 1-800-BUY-HEMP (289-4367) or www.hempoilcan.com.