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How Much Real Potential is there in Cannabis?

Marijuana's two main components, CBD and THC, have very different uses and potentials in food and beverage products. In our June cover story, we get blunt about breaking down the bud.

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"Welcome the holidays this year with Vertus THC-infused champagne." So read a December 2018 advertisement from a Seattle company named Tarukino. That's how far we've come on this subject.Mondelez is considering it. Lagunitas is brewing it. Constellation Brands is owning it. Coca-Cola apparently won't touch it.If ever there was an "it," it's cannabis, whether you're talking the cannabidiol (CBD) component of the marijuana plant or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Actually, unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, there's no real need to spell out what those two acronyms stand for. Just as we don't spell out FDA or USDA, the two cannabis acronyms seem to be in…

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June 2019 Issue

Food Processing's June issue takes a deeper dive into cannabis in foods and beverages as well as introducing the 2019 R&D Teams of the Year winners. We also examine HPP, Inline Inspection, and sources for alternative 'milks.' 

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Do you have the Greenest Plant?

Consider submitting your facility for our 2019 Green Plant of the Year Award. We're accepting nominations through July 1, 2019 for the new or renovated plant that exemplifies a commitment to a sustainable future for food and beverage manufacturing. 

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