for 15 years, that information has reached
almost all consumers.
“In Canada, if you’re not eating hemp,
someone in your family or circle of friends is,”
Fata says the product tends to generate
repeat customers: “Because essential fatty
acids are so important, we have lifelong customers. That’s been the secret to our success.”
He’s proud of receiving the Organics
Leadership Award from the Canadian Health
Food Association. “That was pretty special for
us. We’ve worked hard,” he says.
At the plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba,
capacity is about to quadruple and a new cus-
tomer experience centre will open its doors.
“We’re really good about going out to the
farms, stores, festivals and events,” Fata says.
“This space will allow us to bring people in.
It’ll be an events space where we can host
retail partners, bloggers and chefs so we can
all learn a little more about hemp.”
To sum up his attitude toward personal
health and business, Fata borrows from an
oft-used statement: “You know what they
say—‘Be the change you wish to see in the
world.’ That’s where we’re going.” C
Shel Zolkewich is the founder of the
Manitoba Food Bloggers group, writes for a
variety of publications and blogs regularly
HEARTS OF HEMP
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BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
BAKE TIME: 20 MIN. PREP TIME: 5 MIN. MAKES: ABOU T 1 L ( 4 cups) DIP
1 pkg. ( 8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 250 g
2 cans Kirkland Signature canned chicken breast 2 cans
(approx. 12. 5 oz/354 g each) or
2 cups (500 mL) of cooked chicken
½ cup FRANK’S® REDHOT® Original 125 mL
Cayenne Pepper Sauce
½ cup Ranch or blue cheese salad dressing 125 mL
Assorted fresh vegetables and/or crackers for dipping
MIX ingredients in deep baking dish until smooth.
BAKE at 350˚F (180ºC) for 20 min. until hot and bubbling.
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Chromium is a key mineral necessary for human health. It is
an essential part of the metabolic processes that regulate
blood sugar and helps insulin transport glucose into cells
where it can be used for energy.
Chromium is also known to enhance the action of
insulin, a hormone critical to the metabolism of fats
A preliminary study* tested the effectiveness of green
coffee bean extract to aid in weight loss among 16
overweight participants between the ages of 22 and
46. Throughout the 22-week study, participants were
instructed to continue following their normal dietary
and exercise routines. After the 22-week study was
completed, the participants were weighed once
again. Researchers found that the participants
lost 7. 7 kg ( 17 lb.) on average. This 7. 7 kg
decrease in weight is equivalent to a
10% reduction in total body weight and
16% reduction in total fat mass.
* Vinson JA, Burnham BR, Nagendran MV - Randomized, double-blind,
placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and
safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects - January 2012
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