At Finola, we’ve been separating the hemp from the hype since 1995!
Our strategic farming partner in Finland, Trans Farm Oy, will take care of seed distribution in 2022.
To order your certified FINOLA planting seed, please click on this link:
Current status of FINOLA in the EU: Perfectly Legal!
If hemp samples are still collected in your country for THC testing, 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 in most places). The correct time of sampling is dependent on latitude and heat energy, with earlier sampling times at warmer latitudes lower than 60o (40-50 days after a sowing near latitude 50o) and later sampling at higher latitudes (50-60 days after sowing near latitude 60o). Earlier sampling times will apply to stressed crops.
Click HERE for a 12 page PDF (31MB) on FINOLA’s morphology and development with pictures.
Click HERE to download a two page PDF that describes some basic information about the FINOLA variety of oilseed hemp, the Finola company and the Finola® registered trademark.
SOME PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS on HEMP by Dr. JC Callaway:
Click HERE for a chapter on Hempseed Oil (36 A4 pages, 524 kB pdf), by JC Callaway and DW Pate. This revised version was published in 2009 as Chapter 5 (pp. 185-213) In: Gourmet and Health-Promoting Specialty Oils, Robert A. Moreau and Afaf Kamal-Eldin (Eds.), AOCS Press, Urbana Il, ISBN 978-1-893997-97-4.
Click HERE for a short new article by JC Callaway, entitled “Hempseed oil, in a nut shell”, published in the March 2010 Volume 21(3) of inform; a monthly publication of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS).
Hempseed Oil is a functional food: Read about the results of these two clinical studies:
Effects of hempseed and flaxseed oils on the profile of serum lipids, serum total and lipoprotein lipid concentrations and haemostatic factors. Schwab US, et al. European Journal of Nutrition . 2006, volume 45(8), pages 470-477
For general information on hempseed nutrition, check out this publication:
With hemp come politics, and when sloppy science collides with careless administration, unfortunate things can happen, typically to individuals and small companies. This publication describes the real impact of institutional ignorance and bureaucratic bumbling with dubious scientific results.
Some history on the FINOLA variety
FINOLA is the world’s leading producer of hempseed and useful flowers. It was developed in Finland in 1995 under the breeder’s code FIN-314, and independent agricultural trials for Plant Variety Rights (PVR) began in the Netherlands during 1997. The PVR for FINOLA was eventually granted by the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) in 1999. The FINOLA oilseed hemp variety was finally admitted to the European Union’s list of subsidized crops in February of 2003, soon after the European Commission had officially recognized oilseed hemp as an industrial crop. Before that time, hemp was primarily used for fibre production. Before 2003, it was a completely new idea to grow hemp specifically for grain production. Although the situation was bleak in these early years, we decided to continue for two reasons; because we could, and because we thought this agricultural innovation was important to our health and to the health of our plant.
The Finola name and the seed-drop logo are trademarked.
The FINOLA variety of oilseed hemp is protected by OECD Plant Breeder Rights.
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