Paul Benhaim


Paul Benhaim


Paul Benhaim, I discovered the nutritional qualities of Hemp seed while in Canada (1991) and this led me to travel the world searching for answers as to why this ‘eco-wonder plant’ was not being widely accepted. I proceeded to create my own ‘chocolate bar’ based on hemp seed. Upon reaching supermarket level acceptance I considered the product a success (the best selling health food bar in supermarkets) and moved on to create a range of other food products, including Hemp Milk, Hemp Ice Cream, Hemp Bread and more, for various companies. These products continue to be successful.

Then developed a commercial Hemp fibre based plastic as an alternative to mainstream petrochemicals. This environmentally friendly alternative is now being used in a number of products. My skills in promoting and marketing a sensitive, not-well-known product to the mainstream have proved valuable in my projects since which include writing 9 books; producing two music CDs and a TV pilot / DVD called Not The Cooking Show.

Working in Australia in the hemp industry and as a manager of a luxury health spa leads me to my goal is to create a truly sustainable health retreat/business/community centre and have been accumulating knowledge to this end throughout my life. A range of natural hemp oil based bodycare products called Higher Nature was next.

Founder of Zeo International (formerly Zelfo Australia) and founder of the not-for-profit NGO Common Unity Foundation where I am continue to assist those in setting up community. Currently founder and CEO of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hemp food production company Hemp Foods Australia.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
UE-416 Green Flower: It’s Time To Build Your Thriving Cannabis Business TODAY! 104 Weeks January 1, 2016