Announcement: New Hemp Nutrition Bar Supports Advocacy 12/19/03

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DRCNet readers may be interested in knowing that Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a company which has been the driving force behind the legal challenge to DEA's attempt to ban hemp foods, is now offering "Gertrude & Bronner's Magic Alpsnack," a certified organic nutrition bar made with organic hemp nuts, almonds and fruits. Alpsnack is a partnership with Gertrude Spindler, whose mother made nut and fruit bars similar to Alpsnack in the Swiss village of Cham during the difficult post-WWII famine years.

ALL PROFITS FROM ALPSNACK ARE DESIGNATED TO SUPPORT ADVOCACY FOR INDUSTRIAL HEMP. The Bronner family is a major supporter of Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association's legal, media, grassroots and lobbying efforts to re-commercialize industrial hemp, and company president David Bronner is an active key board member of both organizations. Alpsnack will soon be available on store shelves around the country, but in the meantime you can visit to order Alpsnack online, for further information, and for a scenic view of Cham. A box of twelve Alpsnack bars would make a delicious holiday treat for family and friends!

Hemp nut is the shelled seed from industrial hemp (non-psychoactive cannabis grown for fiber and seed) and is an ancient food source that supplies high amounts of omega-3 fatty acid and easily digestible, well-balanced protein. Alpsnack contains over 500 mg of omega-3, and is dairy, gluten and wheat free. Alpsnack also complies with the TestPledge standards adopted by many North American companies using hemp seed in food products to assure consumers that eating hemp foods will not interfere with workplace drug-testing.

In other news from Dr. Bronner's, their famous natural soap line, which comes in bar form and in 8 and 32 oz. bottles, is now made with organic oils. Certified by Oregon Tilth under USDA organic standards, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps are now made with organic coconut, olive, hemp and jojoba oils, and most are scented with organic essential oils. Dr. Bronner's products contain no synthetics, no petrochemicals and no floral water fluff; and all cylinder bottles are now made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR), a marketplace first pioneered by Dr. Bronner's. The bar soaps are wrapped in Living Tree Paper's Vanguard Recycled Plus 10% HempFlax / 90% PCR paper.

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