ATHS News: The 'Novel Foods' Saga


Hi Hempers!

Some of you may be aware of the 'Novel Foods' saga around CBD and Hemp ingestion that has been ongoing since January 2019.

Under European Law, "food that has not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU before May 15, 1997" is classified as 'Novel Food' and it has been deemed that Hemp and CBD fall into this category. 

However, we all know that Hemp as been consumed for much longer than that! Therefore, organisations such as the EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association) have been collecting evidence to prove the history of Hemp ingestion. 

EIHA MD Lorenza Romanese explains: "People have eaten hemp for centuries, without mulling on whether it is a food, a novel food or a medicine." 

Examples of historic use include "A soup recipe from the personal chef of 14th Century Pope Martin V." 

So, here at the ATH Shop, we'll be watching out for developments and will of course keep you all updated!

The ATHS Team x 

Source: www.businesscann.com/bold-move-to-free-cbd-from-the-shackles-of-novel-food-features-a-cannabis-soup-served-to-a-medieval-pope


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