Feed the birds | Hemp seeds
Feed the Birds 2014
I heard about this really neat campaign that being launched in spring of this year in the UK; it’s called Feed The Birds.
The idea of the campaign is to feed British birds with hemp seeds, which is the most nutritious seed in the world. In fact, if you put the hemp seeds among other seeds, the birds will eat the hemp seed, because they know what is good for them.
Hemp seeds come from the same hemp plant renowned for its durable fibre. Hemp seed has been consumed by mankind (and animals, including birds) for centuries.
Hemp has 3 unique nutritional factors. It has an ideal balance of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health, it has a full amino acid spectrum meaning it provides complete protein, and it has a massive trace mineral content - truly one of nature's superfoods.
The Feed the Birds campaign is going to distribute thousands and thousands of hemp seeds for free to people in the spring of 2014 for them to go bird feeding.
A similar stunt was performed by a group calling themselves a Few Autonomous Flower Children in the German city of Göttingen. You can read about it in this article.
Despite the fact the hemp seed is the most nutritious seed in the world and it is the seed of the most beneficial plant in the world cultivation of hemp seeds in the UK requires a special licence from the Home Office. However, it is not illegal to feed birds with the hemp seed, of course, the feed the birds campaign is hoping all the lovely British birdies eat the hemp seeds they are provided with; otherwise they could possibly germinate and we’d have lots of hemp plants sprouting up all over the country.
Hemp, a word of Germanic origin, is generally used to describe the non-psychoactive cannabis sati via plant that is used for industrial uses. It as many uses, such as, fibre, oil, food, paper, concrete, plastic, and much more. It’s the most useful and beneficial plant in the world.
The term cannabis is generally used for the psychoactive plants, cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. Cannabis seeds of the psychoactive variety of the plant also contain the same nutrition as the hemp seed. Approximately 44% of the weight of hempseed is edible oils, containing about 80% essential fatty acids (EFAs); e.g., linoleic acid, omega-6 (LA, 55%), alpha-linolenic acid, omega-3 (ALA, 22%), in addition to gamma-linolenic acid, omega-6 (GLA, 1–4%) and stearidonic acid, omega-3 (SDA, 0–2%).
Hemp protein contains all 21 known amino acids including the nine essential ones adult bodies cannot produce. It is believed this is the only seed in the world to contain all known amino acids.
The Feed the Birds campaign is a really great idea and I look forward to participating in it; spreading as much birds food in my local area, as I can. Many of my friends are going to do the same. I hope it will raise awareness of both the wonderful values of not only the seed, but also the hemp/cannabis plants itself.
The Feed the Birds campaign has the backing of NORML UK and the UK Cannabis Social Clubs To find out more information about the Feed the Birds campaign you can visit their Facebook page: facebook.com/feedthebirds420