The hemp CBD business has many concerns about product quality that can be addressed at different points up and down the value chain. But as the saying goes, you cannot test in quality—you need to have good stuff from the very start. This is ground zero where seed genetics come into play. The mainstream use of hemp CBD itself is part of a changing health paradigm for consumers; industry's portion may be increasing the focus on quality and sourcing before a seed even hits the ground.
In this In this SupplySide West edition of the Healthy INSIDER Podcast, Todd Runestad, senior editor, sits down with Tim Gordon, director of International Hemp Solutions, to discuss:
- Hemp genetics' three varietals, for grain, textiles and nutrition.
- The value of certified seed genetics to give farmers reassurances
- Different genetic traits can grow for the same finished product but in different geographic conditions.
To hear more about Gordon's insights into seed genetics, he will be moderating a panel discussion on the topic, from 11:00-11:30am, at the SupplySide West trade show, Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.