New hemp lollipops from Obelisk Farm further stimulate sustainability
Here at Obelisk Farm, we live our values intensely, they are the ones that guide all our actions and guide the history of our farm. If you read this previous article > creating hemp products in collaboration with Latvian Agriculture University, you know that we have been (for quite some time now) working on hemp stalks as an ecological alternative to plastic. We began our creative journey with the idea of making hemp straws. However, soon we realized that there are no shortage of alternatives to plastic straws. Therefore, we decided to turn our attention to something else that in our opinion has a bigger impact in the world today: single-use lollipop stick plastic. Any quick online search will show you that this type of single-use plastic items often ends up washed up on beaches or under our oceans, negatively impacting our planet's ecosystems, biodiversity and human health (European Commission).
So, for months we worked on a formula that would help us create the first lollipop made with hemp. Sweet candy for children and adults. A lollipop wrapped in something that is recyclable and 100% biodegradable.
The hemp stick went through many trials and is now officially certified as a food contact material by the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (PVD). For the lollipop recipe, Andris put together 3 ingredients: hemp tea, sugar and acid citric. Finally, the lollipop is wrapped in a paper that is recyclable.
Our hemp lollipops are ready to be licked! Get yours today in our online shop for only 1€!
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Welcome to the Obelisk Farm blog!
My name is Débora and I created this blog so that I could share information about the work we do here at our hemp farm, and also my (and my family) love for Hemp ❤ I hope you enjoy and visit the blog often!