Signe Anker is the Co-Founder of Bornholmerhampen. She and her partner were some of the first people in Denmark to start growing hemp again. Today, they hand harvest it to produce teas, flours, oils, and cosmetics on the beautiful Danish island of Bornholm. In this episode, we explore why it’s considered a miracle crop, how it’s making a comeback, and the roots of its bad reputation.
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This episode was first published on October 16, 2020
Analisa Winther, Nordic FoodTech Podcast Host 3:20
I’m so excited to have you on. I always like starting with a little bit of background on who you are. So, how did you discover hemp? How did you get to Bornholm? What’s your story?
Signe Anker, Bornholmerhampen 3:37
Well, I started this project with my husband four years ago. At that time, I’d been working as a high school teacher for quite a few years and my husband had been working in an IT position for a company in Buenos Aires in Argentina. We both wanted to change our field of work completely to something completely else. Something less theoretical, also. We met each other in a hut on this small island in the Baltic Sea, and the question became do we stay on Bornholm or go somewhere else.