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The Superfood Chain
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What effect does the superfood industry have on farmers and fishermen around the world?

This gorgeous 4K documentary follows filmmaker Ann Shin as she meets farming families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Haida Gwaii affected by the superfood industry.
Explore the World of Superfoods
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Quinoa: a closer look What's next for this superfood?
Cycle of the Salmon A deeper dive into the migration and return that feeds Haida Gwaii
The Coconut Controversy Does fair trade mean fair prices?
Sustainable Seafood How can you make a difference? Salmon In the pink Coconuts From smoothies to skin care Quinoa The gold of the Incas Teff The marathon grain Açai The surfer's super fruit Edamame Nature's snack food Shiitake Mushrooms The meaty mushroom Chia Seeds The warrior seed Goji Berries Go easy on goji Avocado The hipster's conundrum Turmeric The golden spice Almonds From Silk Road delicacy to North American staple Raw Cacao God's gift to chocolate lovers Hemp Vegans 💗 hemp Sustainable Farming Protecting the future today The Fairness of Fair Trade Who really pays for your food? Garlic Vampires and the common cold beware! Walnuts Brain food Kale The mother of all superfoods Flaxseed From furniture polish to health food
Hemp Vegans 💗 hemp

Many people (including U.S. regulators) think of hemp as just another word for marijuana, but while the two are related, they are not the same. Hemp has negligible amounts of THC, and won't get you high or cause a positive drug test. Hemp seeds (AKA hemp hearts) are rich in fatty acids and contain more protein than other super-seeds like chia and flax, making them a good protein source for vegans.

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS

  • provide more high quality protein per weight than beef or fish —6 grams per tablespoon

  • fight inflammation and help protect your heart and immune system

  • contain all ten essential amino acids and several essential minerals

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

In the spring of 2018, U.S. senator Mitch McConnell introduced a bill to legalize industrial hemp, which has many uses, though hardline conservative republicans like current Attorney General Jeff Sessions still consider it another form of marijuana. Not everyone agrees that eating hemp seeds won't affect workplace drug screenings. It's rare, but it does happen. Hemp is legal to grow in Canada, but this emerging market has faced some challenges. Farmers hope to capitalize on the spread of legalization worldwide.

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