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October 2011 BULLETIN

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20% off lipbalms!

We're currently offering a fantastic 20% off our luscious hemp lipbalms in all 5 juicy flavours! Our lipbalms are rich in organic hemp seed oil and smell gorgeous. Better still, they're 100% vegan, not tested on animals and contain no synthetic colours or flavours. Choose from 5 natural fruity flavours - coconut, mango, spearmint, blueberry or strawberries 'n' cream. Take advantage of this offer whilst you can - it'll be running until October 31st! And as an extra bonus, shipping costs have been reduced to just 95p for any amount of lipbalms. Click here to shop!

We're sponsoring VegfestUK 2012!

We're delighted to announce that we're sponsoring Brighton VegfestUK 2012 which takes place on March 17th & 18th 2012 at The Hove Centre in Brighton. The event was so successful in 2011 that it's being made into a 2 day show for the first time in 2012 and Yaoh will be there on both days exhibiting our full range of products. To find out more information about the show check out their website: brighton.vegfest.co.uk, follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/vegfestuk!

Yaoh says hello to social networking!

Yaoh has moved up in the world and joined both Facebook and Twitter! Whilst we gather followers and fans and get to grips with the world of social networking, why don't you pop in and say hello? We'll be using our Facebook and Twitter to give you the latest news, special offers and giveaways that you won't want to miss out on. To become our fan on Facebook visit www.facebook.com/yaoh and to follow us on Twitter find us at @yaohhemp

UPCOMING EVENTS

In the coming months Yaoh will be attending some of the best vegan shows around so make sure you add these dates to your diaries.

West Midlands Vegan Festival

Saturday October 29th

Animal Aid's Christmas Fayre

Sunday December 4th
Kensington Town Hall Hornton Street London W8 7NX

Bristol Cruelty Free Festive Fair

Saturday December 10th

LATEST NEWS

Russia Vs China in new $315,000,000 cold war: "Simples"

Hemp may soon be the only nutritious food with the prices heading down instead of up thanks to the Russians finally realising they've been duped by the American tobacco and paper industries. China, which already holds world leadership in the industry, plans to increase production six-fold by 2020. World prices for cannabis are currently double those for cotton.

Russia plan to go head to head with China and Canada to restore them as global leader in the hemp oil and fibre market. 700,000 hectares of land were once used for cannabis when Russia was responsible for four-fifths (80%) of global cannabis production. Russia exported hemp to all major European naval nations in the age of sail, when the water-resistant rope made of cannabis fibres was a strategic commodity on a par with iron and gunpowder. Russia also relied on hemp as a source of oil, food, textiles, paper, housing and industrial materials, until 1961 when the Soviet Union ratified the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs which declared cannabis - along with heroin - a highly-toxic narcotic.

A project to resume cultivation of industrial hemp is estimated to cost Russia about ten billion rubles ($315 million), the head of Russia's Federal Drug Control Service revealed at the end of September. Russia is now ironically currently one of the world's biggest importers of hemp fibres and oil. The Federal Drug Control Service believes that a revival of hemp's industrial usage will help 'to create new jobs and reduce social tensions in eastern regions, which are abundant with illegal wild cannabis.' The demand for cannabis seeds grows by an estimated 30% annually.

USA still top of the 'buttheads'

Meanwhile in The USA police are still burning the essential fat and protein rich food. Wisconsin's last legal hemp crop was harvested in 1957, although here and in Nebraska there are still wild hemp fields - remnants from the days when hemp was farmed. In Nebraska, hemp fields are protected because they provide habitat for pheasants.

All the more bizarre when you hear that a primary reason for war by America against Great Britain in 1812 was for access to Russian Cannabis hemp and that America's first marijuana law was enacted in 1619 and it ordered all farmers to grow hemp seed. The hemp seed was so important to the USA that Thomas Jefferson allegedly smuggled hemp seed out of China at a time when it was a capital offence to do so. 150 years ago they even used hemps bales as make-shift armoured vehicles in the American Civil War. Prior to 1937 there were more than 10 million acres of seed-laden cannabis hemp growing wild in the U.S. When 116 million pounds of hemp seed was used annually in America just for eco varnish and paint production. In 1942 the U.S. government distributed 400,000 pounds of cannabis seeds to American farmers who produced 42,000 tons of hemp fibre annually until 1946 when the war ended.

EU Late Starter

Plans for new European Union "green" farm subsidy payments for Hemp farmers, due to kick in after 2013, may now be under threat if predictions for a financial crash of the Euro-zone come true. The EU is currently investing in cannabis cultivation in Kazakhstan.

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