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Green Gorilla Scores an ‘A’ in Center for Food Safety’s Hemp CBD Scorecard

Green Gorilla is one of a few companies to clearly and openly convey information about our production practices to consumers in a market crowded with confusing, potentially dangerous and mislabeled products. From seed to shelf, we are committed to the highest quality products to ensure health and wellness for people, pets, equine animals and the environment.

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY’S (CFS) “Hemp CBD Scorecard” evaluates many of the top hemp CBD producers on their production and processing methods, testing protocols, and transparency to consumers.Of the 40 companies evaluated, only 4 scored an “A”, Green Gorilla is among those four to receive a perfect grade “A” score. 10 companies scored a “F.” Nearly half of the companies received a “D” or an “F.”

Green Gorilla awarded A scorecard hemp CBD category

Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS also educates consumers concerning the definition of organic food and products.

METHODOLOGY & SCORING CRITERIA

Survey results and independent research were used to create an industry scorecard.

CFS evaluated 40 hemp CBD companies to compare product policies and practices regarding three categories:

  1. Hemp Farming and Organic Certification;
  2. Processing;
  3. Testing/ Auditing
Center for Food Safety hemp CBD scorecard - Green Gorilla Scores A

When scoring companies, CFS evaluated, among other things:

  • a. How many products are certified organic or made with organic ingredients
  • b. Which products use ethanol/alcohol versus CO2 during processing
  • c. Which companies test for the presence of glyphosate or heavy metals such as lead, and microbiological contaminants;
  • d. Which companies are clearly and openly conveying information about their production practices to consumers

Through this report, Center for Food Safety encourages shoppers of CBD products to use their power in the marketplace by purchasing products that have received high grades and are adhering to the practices recommended in this report.

Green Gorilla™ is a vertically integrated global brand in the hemp and cannabis industries and a leading manufacturer of USDA certified organic hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products such as pure CBD oil, full-spectrum CBD oil, CBD topicals, CBD gummies, CBD for pets and CBD for horses. The company markets its organic supplements and topicals under the brand Hemp & Olive™. Green Gorilla™ was established in 2013 by founder Steven Saxton. Green Gorilla™ products are sold at more than 5,000 retailers in the U.S., Europe and online. The company is based in Malibu, California. More information is available at Green Gorilla’s website, https://ilovegreengorilla.com.

Gorilla FarmCo™, a subsidiary of Green Gorilla, owns and operates more than 1,500 acres of organic hemp farmland and has farming partners in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon. Gorilla FarmCo™ utilizes sustainable organic agricultural practices benefiting the environment by maintaining soil quality without the use of chemical fertilizers, reducing soil degradation and erosion through cover crops and saving water by increasing soil organic matter. Gorilla FarmCo™ deploys farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. More information is available at Gorilla FarmCo’s website, https://gorillafarmco.com.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any assumption could be inaccurate and therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

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