MotherHemp is delighted to announce that Dr Jace Callaway, Ph.D, scientific
adviser to MotherHemp, has been awarded funding for clinical trials to
investigate the properties of hemp seed oil as a functional food. Tekes, a
public funded company in Finland, will be sponsoring the trials conducted by
Dr Callaway and his scientific team at the Department of Pharmaceutical
Chemistry, University of Kuopio, Finland. The trials will begin on 1st
March 2001 and last for two years. Dr Callaway has also recently completed
the first human clinical health trials on hemp seed - the results to be
announced by MotherHemp in the UK in April 2001.

Jake Yearsley, General Manager at MotherHemp said: "We are very excited
about announcing the results from Dr Callaway's first set of clinical
trials - this represents a major step forward in bringing the numerous
nutritional and health benefits of hemp seed oil to the retail markets."


He adds: "Since our launch at Bio Fach last year we have received tremendous
interest from the organic, speciality food, vegan and vegetarian sectors.
The MotherHemp food range has also proved very popular for those on
restrictive diets as the majority of our products are dairy, wheat, gluten,
lactose and sugar-free."

To enjoy free tasting and further information on MotherHemp Food and Oil
products, please visit Stand No 1426 in the British Pavilion, Hall 1.

Hemp Seed Nutrition
Hemp seeds are considered by nutritionists to be one of the most complete
sources of vegetable nutrition known to man. Hemp seeds provide protein,
minerals, vitamins and Essential Fatty Acids, all in a form easily digested
by the body. They can be useful in reducing cholesterol and protecting
against heart disease, and can stimulate hair and nail growth, while the
oils and Vitamin E they contain are important for healthy skin.

Hemp seeds contains many of the Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) that the body
requires for healthy day-to-day operation. These EFAs are present in the
right ratio for optimum absorption into the body. Hemp seed is also a good
source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), the most valued ingredient of Evening
Primrose Oil, which is believed to help Premenstrual Tension (PMT).

Notes to editors
MotherHemp was formed in February 1998 and is based in East Sussex. The
company was established for the advancement of hemp farming, processing and
distribution with environmental values central to its agenda. MotherHemp
manufactures and supplies a wide range of superior hemp-derived products to
the retail and wholesale markets and has recently opened its first retail
outlet in Brighton. Wholesale products including the new hemp food range are
now available via MotherHemp Foods on +44 (0) 1323 811 909
( email requests:

For further information and photographs, please contact:
Sarah Yearsley, Marketing Manager

Please find attached press release which I hope will be of interest.
Kind regards
Sarah Yearsley
Marketing Manager