Why Did The Air Force Ban Greek Yogurt?

A bowl of greek yogurt sitting on a blue surfaceWait a minute. We’re constantly told how good yogurt is for us, so what could possibly be wrong with this protein-packed superfood?

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Well there’s one particular brand which has gotten itself into some hot water. Actually, it’s not the yogurt per se, but one tiny ingredient: Hemp seeds, which contain trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient also found in marijuana. In 1999, the Air Force added hemp seed oil and hemp seed products to a list of forbidden substances over concern that they may interfere with drug tests given to service members.

Chobani’s Blueberry Power Flip flavor has been banned, confirmed the Air Force. The ban comes in fear of the product’s hemp seeds that are believed to have traces of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive ingredient that is found in marijuana. Hemp seed oil products and hemp seeds were added to the list of forbidden substances in 1999 by the Air Force after concerns that these products could meddle with drug testing results of service members.