John Roulac in the Media
New organization aims to be “connector” to scale regenerative agriculture
September 7, 2021
A new organization has emerged to encourage adoption of regenerative agriculture practices across the U.S. Great Plains. Great Plains Regeneration (GPR) was founded by a team of farmers and regenerative agriculture leaders to provide farmer-to-farmer education and market opportunities for farmers in states such as Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Montana.
Why It’s Important to Buy USDA Certified Organic Hemp Extract
April 23, 2020
There’s a lot of info available on the potential benefits of taking hemp extract, but not as much about the importance of choosing one that’s USDA certified organic.
Who Needs Health Claims? The Explosive Sales Growth Of CBD Products
October 1, 2019
Given regulatory concerns about CBD, how can a company ensure consumers looking for relief that their product is authentic? One company, RE Botanicals, of Boulder, CO, is leading the way in this regard by both obtaining USDA organic certification, and by controlling quality in both the growing and manufacturing process.
RE Botanicals and Palmetto Harmony Announce Merger
September 6, 2019
Strong advocates of organic and regenerative farming, RE Botanicals, the Pure Organic Hemp Apothecary and Palmetto Harmony, a provider of organically cultivated natural essential life oils, have announced a stock merger between the two companies.
RE Botanicals, Palmetto Harmony Merge as Vertically Integrated Hemp/CBD Company
August 22, 2019
RE Botanicals and Palmetto Harmony have agreed to a merger, creating a vertically integrated, USDA certified-organic business right at the moment that hemp-derived CBD products are intersecting with mainstream (and cannabinoid-curious) consumers in America. For founders John Roulac (RE Botanicals) and Janel Ralph (Palmetto Harmony), the merger accelerates each business’s goals and further develops the supply chain.
The 100 coolest people in food and drink (#89)
June 26, 2019
Inspired by the hugely successful Tech 100, Business Insider is launching its first ever Food 100 — a ranking of the 100 coolest people in the world of food and drink, with a particular focus on Europe and North America.
RE Botanicals Founder John Roulac Leads Hemp Industry Towards a Glyphosate Residue Free World
June 5, 2019
John is a long-time advocate for healthy people and ecosystems, with expertise ranging from home composting and natural healing to forestry and hemp agriculture. John has authored four books on hemp and composting, with combined sales of more than one million copies. He helped jumpstart the modern home-composting movement in the early 1990s. He has written over 10 articles in the past 4 years on healthy soils, oceans and climate change.
RE Botanicals Is Your Modern-Day Hemp Apothecary
June 3, 2019
For the past 20 years, John W. Roulac has been an advocate for better health—both as it relates to physical health and to the optimal functioning of the essential ecosystems we rely on. He has written best-selling books on topics like hemp and composting, launched non-profit groups including GMOInside.org, and founded Nutiva in 1999, one of our members’ most-loved brands.
Let’s talk Hemp @ NoCo6 Digital Magazine (p. 76)
March 26, 2019
Let’s talk Hemp @ NoCo6 digital magazine is brought to you by the founders of NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the world. This premiere publication explores the how’s and why’s of hemp, from community activism to businesses to farming. Features include renowned figures such as environmentalist and entrepreneur John Roulac, regenerative agriculture pros like Ray Archuleta and author Doug Fine, The Organic Cowboy, tribal rights activist Winona LaDuke, and innovators from industrial hemp to textiles to foods. We have the exclusive insider guide to the most exciting emerging brands and new products.
RE Botanicals achieves organic milestone
January 17, 2019
RE Botanicals®, the pure organic apothecary brand, proudly announces they have received their organic certification by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) National Organic Program for US grown hemp. The USDA protects consumer options by allowing brands to obtain the USDA organic logo which ensures their products are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides which contaminate our waterways
RE Botanicals Becomes the First National, Certified Organic CBD Brand for US-Grown Hemp
January 14, 2019
While many CBD entrepreneurs are new to the hemp world, company founder John Roulac has been involved in the industry for decades. Not only was he the founder and CEO of Nutiva, which he grew to become the leading organic hemp brand in the country, he was also deeply involved in helping to push for the legalization of industrial hemp farming. John is also the author of 3 hemp books, and the LA Times in 2002 referred to him as “The Johnny Appleseed of Hemp.”
RE Botanicals founder talks hemp-derived CBD: “I’ve never seen a product that has this much grass roots momentum”
January 7, 2019
While some commentators predict hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) could burn brightly and then fizzle out if consumers lose interest and plaintiff’s attorneys challenge product claims, the fact remains that consumers are buying it, and coming back to buy it again, and again, says one industry stakeholder who’s been working with hemp for more than 20 years.
John Roulac: Caring About Hemp Way Before It Was Cool
July 23, 2018
We wanted to pick Roulac’s brain on where some of the breakdowns in understanding lies and how Hemp advocates balance the need to distance themselves from marijuana while benefiting from its evolving decriminalization and social acceptance as a medicinal option.
Why These are Such Exciting Times for U.S. Hemp
June 7, 2018
In honor of Hemp History Week, Nutritional Outlook spoke with John Roulac, founder and chief visionary officer at plant-based organic foods company Nutiva, about the current regulatory landscape for U.S. industrial hemp farming, and what’s next for the hemp category.
Q&A: Nutiva founder on industrial hemp’s next act
June 4, 2018
It’s high time hemp farming is legalized in the U.S. Longtime hemp activist John Roulac and promising new legislation could be the key.
John Roulac, Founder of Nutiva on Why Regenerative Agriculture is the Climate Change Solution
May 18, 2018
Carbon can be our friend, not the enemy. John Roulac is the founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Nutiva, the leading organic super foods brand of hemp, coconut, chia, and red palm, but he certainly has more things on his plate.
100% American Grown Organic Hempseed is a Crowning Achievement for John Roulac
February 28, 2018
To the casual observer, this may seem less innovative than cracking the code on how to deliver an organic MCT oil, a feat that took Nutiva more than two years to figure out.
John Roulac, CEO of Nutiva on Why Regenerative Agriculture is the Climate Change Solution
December 30, 2016
I spoke to John to learn about his story with Nutiva, and more importantly, why regenerative farming is an effective and critical solution to climate change.
Organic farmers told they can help save the world
January 21, 2016
Organic farming techniques tend to promote sequestration, as organic farms tend to grow more crops on their land over the course of a year, so there are fewer periods of bare farmland.
The man behind the Richmond company that won’t stop growing
November 23, 2014
If you want to get a good impression of who John Roulac is, take a look at his profile on the Nutiva website. There are no Breitling wristwatches or oxblood shoes visible in the picture. Rather, Roulac sits shoulders deep in a sun-baked chia field wearing a buttonless, aquamarine-colored Guatemalan shirt.
Let ‘er Rot! : After 2 Years on the Compost Circuit, John Roulac’s Finally Finding Converts
January 14, 1992
“The basic idea is to use a balance of green materials–like grass clippings or vegetarian food scraps–which are high in nitrogen, and brown materials–like dry leaves and twigs–which provide carbon,” Roulac says, poking at the mix with a pitchfork. “The microorganisms which help the process of decomposition like two things–food and water.”