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AU: Hemp growers want more consumer awareness amid slow growth

More awareness of hemp foods and their nutritional value are needed to help South Australia's budding industry blossom, growers and processors say.

Farmers across the state are expecting to their biggest yield yet after the cultivation of the crop was legalised in 2017.

But some doubt the the state government's prediction that the industry's farm gate value would reach $3 million within five years without more support for market development and consumer education.

"We need more awareness about the actual product itself, whether it be hemp oil, hemp flour, the hemp seed, on a consumer level," south-east grower Steven Moulton said.


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