NY Fertilizer Company Releases 100% Organic Plant Food That Saves Environment

Getting ready for spring means it’s a busy gardening time. As gardeners are getting ready, they are looking for this organic fertilizer.

PIERMONT, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Getting ready for spring means it’s a busy gardening time.

After a long cold winter, many gardeners are ready to arrange plants, take out some weeds, put mulch, among other tasks to do this spring which you can find more spring gardening tips.

They are also getting ready to apply fertilizers as a source of nutrients during the growing season. If vegetables and herbs were planted last year, those took a lot of nutrients from the soil and the soil may need more fertilizer this time.

Because most soils lack essential nutrients for plant growth, plants need to be fertilized. Even if the soil is naturally full of nutrients, it becomes less fertile as more plants grow on it over time. By fertilizing the garden, it increases the chance to the nutrients the plants require and be able to flourish in time for picking.

Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the two most common types of fertilizers and will help make the soil more fertile and friendly for plant growth. Most synthetic fertilizers contain these three macronutrients: nitrate, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients let plants grow quickly. Nevertheless, these conceal hidden dangers if not applied well.

What are the environmental issues of synthetic fertilizers?

Synthetic fertilizers can stimulate and improve your soil's fertility quickly but can do little to improve the texture of your soil. Because synthetic fertilizers promote fast growth at the expense of healthy plants, food crops produced using chemical fertilizers are likely to have a lower nutritional value than they should be.

Typical fertilizers provide little nourishment for plants, but they might be lacking calcium, zinc, and iron, which are also equally as important for the health and well-being of plants. If there are too many synthetic fertilizers in the soil, there can be dire environmental consequences.

1. Suffocating weed growth and algae blooms

Runoff from synthetic fertilizers grows aquatic plants in a body of water. Even small amounts of a nutrient can increase the growth of aquatic plants that can take all the oxygen in the water, suffocating fish and other aquatic life.

2. High levels of nitrates

Humans and livestock can be adversely affected by high levels of nitrates. Nitrates don't absorb well into soil, so they migrate to groundwater and end up in plants and greens. Nitrate poisoning causes oxygen deprivation in the circulatory system and can harm all humans and animals.

3. Excessive air pollution

Gas emissions from excessive amounts of fertilizers lead to an increased amount of air pollution, contributing to greenhouse gases. The runoff of ammonia from fertilized land can damage ecosystems and vegetation and produce acid rain.

How do synthetic fertilizers affect humans?

Scientists have known for a long time that chemical fertilizers can increase many health risks for humans and livestock. Research by the University of Wisconsin found that traditional chemical fertilizers and pesticides can compromise the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.

Nitrate poisoning causes methemoglobinemia or the blue-baby syndrome in both humans and animals. Baby formula containing nitrates could cause a baby to turn blue, resulting in coma or death. Researchers believe this form of toxicity results from contaminated well water.

Using organic fertilizers in the spring

Starting with good soil is the best way to grow healthy plants. It is best to feed your plants organic fertilizers and compost to ensure the long-term health of your garden.

Organic fertilizers are typically applied in granular form and slowly dissolve into the soil. This means that they don’t have to apply them as often as they use synthetic fertilizers. These natural fertilizers don’t leach into waterways and pollute the water as do many synthetic fertilizers.

Plus, they don’t need to apply as often. This will result in soil rich in organic matter and healthy nutrients not just for their plants but for the environment and their family.

If they’re looking for the best way to feed their plants without relying on soil, foliar feeding can help their plants the best. The leaf surface absorbs nutrients eight to twenty times more efficiently than its roots.

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Why Vegan Certified Claims are Mainstream #BeVeg

BeVeg Vegan Certification - the Global Trademark Retail Chains Can Trust

BeVeg Vegan Certification – the Global Trademark Retail Chains Can Trust

BeVeg International Vegan Certification Standard is the only Accredited Vegan Trademark

BeVeg International Vegan Certification Standard is the only Accredited Vegan Trademark

Vegan Certified products feed a large market share: allergen sufferers, kosher interested consumers, plant-based eaters, ethical vegans, and more. #Mainstream

Vegan certified products are going from popular to mainstream as the consumer learns all the reasons why shopping and choosing the vegan certified product is the better option.”

— Carissa Kranz, Esq. BeVeg Founder/CEO

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — "Vegan certified products are going from popular to mainstream as the consumer learns all the reasons why shopping for the BeVeg vegan certified product is the better option," says Carissa Kranz, BeVeg International founder and CEO.

Whether you're choosing to be vegan for health, allergens, animals, religion, environment, or just for a meal, the reality is more people are choosing to buy the plant-based vegan products for one reason or another, and vegan products are hitting store shelves at exponential rates. This translates to increased sales and profits in the plant-based space — and that matters to brand owners and retail chains. Even the world's largest meat manufacturers are buying in: just consider Tyson's investment in Beyond Meat and own plant-based meat line, or JBS, the world's largest meat manufacturer, who launched a vegan pea protein line, "Ozo by Planterra", and went as far as certifying it vegan with BeVeg, though their admitted audience is the flexitarian. Or, even McDonald's and Burger King who forecast 50% plant-based menus in the next decade.

Ethical vegans, while a growing market share, are still only a fraction of the large market demanding certified animal-free alternative products from BeVeg. When 20% of the world's population is allergic to lactose (dairy), and 41% of all packaged goods are Kosher certified because there must be separation between meat and dairy, and close to 1/3 of Americans are flexitarian, with 80 million people identifying with the vegan lifestyle globally, there is a clear dollar demand for store shelves to carry products that can warrant, with reliability and confidence, a "free from" animal material or BeVeg certified vegan claim. As the market dictates increased demand, grocery chains are responding by increasing their options, giving more shelf space for plant-based items, expanding their vegan private label lines, and even creating vegan sections of stores. Tesco grocery chain recently announced a designation of vegan only aisles.

"The fact that an allergic customer or Kosher customer cares about valid certified vegan claims for different reasons (health safety / legal liability / religious law) does not dilute the vegan message, but rather empowers the bottom line," says attorney Kranz. “The key is making vegan options accessible and applicable to the masses, not just the animal activists, because this is what the market demands… and it just so happens that the animals benefit too, which is a nice intended benefit from BeVeg,” says attorney Kranz, a vegan from birth.

At this time, BeVeg International is the only vegan trademark in the world that is accredited in accordance with ISO 17065, making it the most reliable vegan certification standard a product/business can achieve, which also makes it the most inclusive and relevant to the masses looking for reliable "free from" animal contamination claims. BeVeg vegan certification requires factory controls to be in place to ensure no animal residue is left so there can be “free from” animal claims on products, just like there can be gluten-free and Kosher certified finished products from shared facilities.

“There shouldn’t be sloppiness in vegan claim handling, as we pen ‘vegan’ into the law to mean free from animal material. A vegan claim must be able to be relied on by the ethical vegan, or the momentary vegan (seeking a free from animal claim because of allergies, religion, or other personal reasons)" says attorney Kranz.

“Veganism is about inclusivity, not exclusivity,” says Heather Landex, BeVeg Chief Compliance Officer, and allergen food safety auditor. “‘Inclusivity’ in this sense means the ability to serve groups normally excluded in the context of food. The vegan need is mainstream and options must be more accessible. We must cater to all potential customer sectors (Kosher / allergic / ethical vegan / flexitarian) and be able to stand behind our free from animal origin claims, as that's what is relevant and needed by the masses.” Landex even authored a book on this exact topic: "Inclusive, the New Exclusive", which helps the food industry understand the inclusivity of vegan claims for mainstream needs, making the need for vegan claims to be audited, certified, reliable and easily accessible.

Allowing “may contain” allergen alibi warnings (meant to help the allergic customer make informed decisions) to also be on vegan claims, provides zero protection and direction for the consumer. These two claims should not be on the same packaging. It is confusing and prevents the consumer from actually making an informed decision, says Landex, who asserts the BeVeg vegan trademark demands industry respect for vegan claims and brings unprecedented protection much like what we currently expect from gluten-free and kosher certified claims. "If the product was made in a shared facility but in a separate building, it should not also say "may contain traces of" dairy, because that means controls are in place to protect the consumer," says Landex.

Unfortunately, it is widely accepted to allow these confusing disclaimers on packaging with vegan claims because businesses don't want to be sued and legally anyone can claim vegan by their own self-defined standard. "The responsibility and expectation, however, should be on the business to keep things separate, and not force the purchasing consumer to assume the risk by purchasing a hypocrite label intended to be a legal liability waiver. This is accomplished through the BeVeg vegan certification standard, which contemplates allergen controls and has clearly defined traceability tests and risk assessments" says attorney Kranz.

Retail chains may not care about doing away with meat, but they do care about catering to the masses and legal liability. Grocery chains and supply chains are mindful of consumer protection laws in place intended to protect the consumer from fraudulently and negligently asserted label claims, allergen controls, risk of expensive product recalls, food safety, food defense, and contamination.

"After all, ebola, e.coli, and other common illnesses that cause expensive product recalls are often born of animal contamination. This is about global food safety and a heightened clean standard,” says attorney Kranz.

…. and that just so happens to benefit the animals and the environment too, which makes Landex and Kranz happy, two corporate vegan executives.

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Cancer Victims Ask Judge to Reject Bayer AG Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuit Settlement

Outcry grows over deal that would allow Bayer AG to continue selling cancer-causing herbicide while shielding it from future cancer claims

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It is fundamentally unfair, and at odds with basic due-process protections, to force someone to opt out now when she has no idea what her circumstances might be if she becomes injured”

— Fears Nachawati Law Firm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new court challenge is asking the federal judge overseeing thousands of Roundup weed killer cancer lawsuits to reject a proposed settlement that would allow Roundup maker Bayer AG (OTCMKTS: BAYRY) to continue selling the glyphosate-based herbicide while shielding it from future cancer lawsuits.

The motion filed Thursday by trial lawyers at Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm raises numerous questions about the proposal and highlights growing criticism of plaintiffs’ lawyers who have already negotiated with Bayer AG to obtain favorable settlements for their existing clients that would not be available to individuals not yet diagnosed. The motion describes the deal as “a one-way street that provides no benefits and imposes many burdens.”

Under the proposed settlement, individuals who were exposed to Roundup but had not filed a cancer claim by Feb. 3, 2021 would not be allowed to participate in class-action litigation and seek punitive damages in litigation and instead could only obtain compensation based on a multitiered formula. The challenge is filed on behalf of four plaintiffs – including three diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – who have been exposed to Roundup and had not filed a lawsuit by Feb. 3. Bayer acquired the ownership rights to Roundup when it purchased Monsanto in 2018.

“It is fundamentally unfair, and at odds with basic due-process protections, to force someone to opt out now when she has no idea what her circumstances might be if she becomes injured,” the motion states.

“This proposed settlement is opposed by those most familiar with the litigation of cases involving dangerous products like Roundup because they recognize that this proposal would benefit Monsanto and class counsel at the expense of millions of people exposed to Roundup,” the motion states. “This is not a real lawsuit, but an effort to create an alternative dispute resolution mechanism in the guise of a class-action settlement.”

“There is no good reason why the class is limited to those who have already been exposed when Monsanto has no intention of stopping the sale of Roundup, or changing its composition, so that thousands of individuals will continue to run the risk of contracting [non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma] from Roundup through post-February 3, 2021 exposure. If this were a real lawsuit, why would any class representative (or class counsel) create a wholly artificial cut-off date and not include everyone who will be exposed to Roundup in the future?”

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) is In re Roundup Products Liability Litigation, case number 3:16-md-02741, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm represents more than 4,000 individual plaintiffs in active litigation against Bayer and continues to investigate new claims on behalf of those sickened after exposure to Roundup. For the past three years, the law firm was ranked number one nationally in product liability filings in federal court. For more information, visit https://www.fnlawfirm.com/. 

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UniCox SuperFoods Organic Products Launches KickStarter Campaign

Power Breakfast Blend with SuperFoods Introduced for People with Dietary Restrictions

TORONTO, CANADA, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, UniCox SuperFoods announced the launch of its KickStarter campaign to raise funds for its ambitious, clean, organic foods company. This specialized purveyor of products is establishing a new brand for people with specific food preferences and dietary concerns. Its flagship Power Breakfast Blend is made with all natural, organic ingredients and no sugar or gluten. UniCox Super Foods will develop and continue to offer new, clean and outstanding vegan products.

“Unicox started in 2020 after its founder could not find a breakfast drink or shake on the market that met her dietary needs,” said a spokesperson for UniCox Super Foods. “Clean ingredients are important to so many consumers. The problem is that most breakfasts are very high in various sugars and they contain gluten, fillers, artificial flavors and coloring. Our company offers better choices.”

UniCox is more than a business venture for the company’s founder. It represents a solution to a personal health challenge she faced. In 2019, the founder was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A few of the symptoms she was experiencing were weight gain and fatigue. She made a decision and decided to change her eating lifestyle and completely re-evaluated her food intake. Within weeks of trading bread and pasta for nuts and avocados, she achieved a remarkable rebound in the way she felt and performed. To keep her PCOS normal, she went gluten free and adopted the keto diet.

The founder is far from alone. Millions of people have comparable health and diet needs. These insights led to the formation of UniCox, which is addressing this emerging market need. The founder, who describes herself as a “one-women army,” is raising funds on Kickstarter to turn her vision into a reality. Uses of funds from the crowdfunding campaign will enable her to commence full-scale operations and hire team members.

Power Breakfast Blend contains only eight ingredients, including plant protein. The proprietary blend is delicious, easy and quick to prepare with the customer’s milk of choice.

For more information go to http://www.unicoxsuperfoods.com/

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Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) Announces 3-Year Plan for Resilient & Racially Equitable Regional Food System

AIM’s CEO, Andy Naja-Riese, led a diverse team of stakeholders to develop a visionary three-year strategic plan, committing the full endorsement of AIM’s board and its resources to building a more equitable, resilient local and regional food system in the SF Bay Area.

AIM's 3-year plan and its corollary, Path to Racial Equity Plan, offer a detailed, step-by-step vision for an attainable, socially-just food system.

The COVID pandemic and BLM movement have provided us the impetus to accelerate positive change in our food system. This plan offers a detailed path forward that can serve as a model for others.”

— Andy Naja-Riese

SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM), an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the San Francisco Bay Area through eight Certified Farmers Markets and other food- and hunger-related social programs, announces a new, far-reaching 3-Year Strategic Plan that seeks to create a model for a local and regional food system that is healthy and equitable for all. The plan and its corollary, Path to Racial Equity Plan, are inextricably linked and offer a detailed vision for an attainable and socially-just food system built on ecologically intelligent, human health-centered principles.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter social movement of the past year provided us with the impetus to accelerate positive change in our food system,” said Andy Naja-Riese, AIM’s chief executive officer. “With this new strategic plan, we can shift the existing farmers market paradigm within the context of a healthy, equitable food system. There’s serious work to be done, but AIM and our stakeholders are 100 percent committed to transformational change.”

AIM seeks to ‘act locally’ to spark systemic change throughout the nation through its education, policy change, and community access programs that address the interrelated issues of: diet-related disease, food insecurity, loss of viable farmland and small family farms, structural racism, excess food, and carbon emissions from a globalized food system.

The plan was developed by a diverse team of stakeholders, including AIM Board Members, executive leadership with input provided by farmers and community members over a period of nine months. It outlines four actionable goals underpinned by a cross-cutting foundational goal of racial equity. Each of the four goals has clearly-stated outcomes and key performance indicators for measurement of success. The interrelated goals in the plan were informed by these guiding principles:

1. Strengthen local and regional food systems.
2. Enhance opportunities for small to mid-size producers.
3. Promote short supply chains: from the producer to the shopper.
4. Encourage responsible production of agriculture, food, and artisan products with an emphasis on organic and regenerative practices.
5. Promote integrity and transparency in our markets.
6. Provide education on the farm, in the classroom, at the market, and online.
7. Support and influence policy by advocating for a healthier, equitable food system.
8. Address food-related racial and economic inequalities among producers, shoppers, and communities.
9. Promote access to healthy, nutrient-dense foods among all people
10. Commit to climate action.

Similarly, AIM’s plan includes a proposed list of aspirational market standards for the producers and communities it serves.

“As this breakthrough plan becomes reality, we hope to inspire smaller farmers – many of whom are currently disenfranchised – to push the boundaries for progressive, exciting change,” said Priscilla Lucero, co-owner of Lucero Organic Farm in Galt, Oakland’s Grand Lake Farmers Market producer, and AIM board member. “This plan isn’t window dressing. It includes specific ideas to increase opportunities to access markets, funding, and technical resources to help these food producers innovate and grow.”

About AIM
The Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in San Rafael, California. AIM serves 350+ farmers, food purveyors, and artisans from 40 California counties who participate in AIM’s eight Certified Farmers Markets in the cities of Hayward, Newark, Oakland, San Rafael, and San Francisco. AIM also provides hands-on and virtual education programs to thousands of children and adults, operates a farm audit program, runs a mobile market for older adults and underserved communities, curates a multi- farm produce box program, and operates CalFresh/EBT and Market Match services to create a healthier, equitable food system across the San Francisco Bay Area. AIM’s mission envisions a responsible food and farming system that is environmentally beneficial, economically viable, and socially just. www.agriculturalinstitute.org

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Provivi® anuncia relación estratégica

Salina, una productora de maíz de Provivi en Kenia, inspeccionando su cultivo

Corn farmer in Kenya

Mazorcas de maíz cosechadas, Kenia

panículas de arroz

Pequeños productores de países en desarrollo se beneficiarán de un acuerdo entre Provivi y la Fundación Bill & Melinda Gates

Una mision central de Provivi es garantizar la disponibilidad de nuestros productos para los pequeños productores, que pueden beneficiarse al máximo utilizando nuestra tecnología segura y confiable.”

— Dr. Pedro Coelho, Co-Founder, and CEO of Provivi

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Provivi, Inc. ("Provivi"), una empresa emergente que utiliza feromonas para proteger cultivos extensivos de los principales insectos dañinos, se complace en anunciar una inversión de US$ 10 millones de la Fundación Bill y Melinda Gates ("la fundación"). Esta cantidad se suma a la ronda de recaudación de fondos C2 de 45,5 millones de dólares recientemente anunciada por Provivi.

Esta inversión en Provivi tiene como objetivo promover aún más el objetivo caritativo de la fundación de desarrollar innovaciones en cultivos, diseñadas para satisfacer las necesidades de los pequeños agricultores.

El financiamiento apoyará la producción y distribución de productos de protección de cultivos a base de feromonas para hacer frente a las plagas de insectos que tienen un alto impacto en los campos de pequeños productores de los países en desarrollo.
El programa se centrará en varios proyectos individuales, para desarrollar y ofrecer soluciones de Provivi basadas en feromonas para la interrupción del apareamiento. Los esfuerzos se enfocarán en pequeños agricultores de Kenia, Bangladesh e India, brindando herramientas para el control de plagas como barrenador del tallo del arroz y el gusano cogollero del maíz.

“Una de las misiones centrales de Provivi es garantizar la disponibilidad de nuestros productos para los pequeños productores de los países en desarrollo, que pueden beneficiarse al máximo utilizando nuestra tecnología segura y confiable ”- Dr. Pedro Coelho, cofundador y director ejecutivo de Provivi
“La inversión de la fundación robustece nuestra Serie C-2 de financiamiento recientemente anunciado y marca un nuevo y significativo hito en el crecimiento de nuestra empresa. Estamos agradecidos de unir fuerzas con una organización como la fundación, ya que su inversión es un testimonio de la confianza en las capacidades de Provivi y una prueba de la misión compartida y los valores esenciales entre Provivi y la fundación ", dijo el Dr. Pedro Coelho, Co -Fundador y CEO de Provivi. "Una de las misiones centrales de Provivi es garantizar la disponibilidad de nuestros productos para los agricultores de los países en desarrollo, que pueden beneficiarse al máximo utilizando nuestra tecnología segura y confiable. Con esta colaboración, aprovecharemos la tecnología recientemente registrada y comercializada en México, Brasil y Kenia. Nuestros productos ayudarán a mejorar la vida de los agricultores, que ahora tendrán acceso a esta tecnología, permitiéndoles prevenir los ataques de insectos dañinos y, por lo tanto, mejorar sus cultivos y asegurar el suministro de sus alimentos básicos sin poner en riesgo su salud o el medio ambiente ".

"Estamos muy complacidos con la inversión de la fundación en Provivi. Los proyectos conjuntos ayudarán a acelerar un objetivo central de Provivi, mejorar la vida de los pequeños productores en los países en desarrollo al abordar selectivamente los devastadores problemas de plagas ofreciendo una protección segura y asequible para sus cultivos. ", dijo el Dr. Ganesh Kishore, presidente de la junta directiva de Provivi.

El Dr. Coelho concluyó: "Nos alienta especialmente a continuar impulsando el crecimiento de Provivi e impulsar nuestra capacidad para trabajar en los países en desarrollo. La agricultura es resistente y los agricultores desempeñan un papel indispensable en la economía mundial. Estamos entusiasmados de expandir la marca Provivi a nuevos países y llevar los beneficios de las feromonas a los agricultores de cereales que alimentan al mundo ".

Sobre Provivi.
Somos una empresa innovadora basada en la ciencia que crea tecnología de control de insectos escalable y más segura, que mejorará la calidad de vida de todos los seres humanos y de nuestro mundo.
Provivi está desarrollando una familia de soluciones de feromonas seguras, efectivas y económicas, creando una nueva base para el manejo de plagas en la producción de cultivos. Las feromonas son sustancias que sirven como atrayentes altamente selectivos para los insectos, permitiendo el control de plagas nocivas y preservando los insectos benéficos. El método de producción patentado de Provivi significa un cambio radical en el costo de fabricación de feromonas, lo que permite el uso de esta herramienta ya probada, en cultivos de gran superficie, como maíz, arroz y soja

Acerca de las feromonas
Las feromonas son sustancias producidas naturalmente que se han comercializado para interrumpir el apareamiento de plagas de insectos durante más de 30 años. Actualmente se aplican en aproximadamente dos millones de acres de cultivos permanentes de alto valor como manzanas, uvas y nueces. Los beneficios del uso de feromonas están bien establecidos en la literatura científica: permiten reducir los residuos nocivos en los alimentos al tiempo que preservan la biodiversidad.

Acerca de la interrupción del apareamiento
El principio detrás de la interrupción del apareamiento es usar las feromonas sexuales específicas de una especie de insecto y saturar el campo con esas sustancias que generalmente emiten las hembras para atraer a los machos y permitir el apareamiento. La alta concentración de feromonas confunde a los insectos macho y no pueden encontrar a las hembras. Se evita el apareamiento y se controla el crecimiento de la plaga de forma preventiva sin matar ningún insecto.

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Aprifood | Dried Apricot Producer and Exporter in Malatya

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MALATYA, BATTALGAZI, TURKEY, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — All You Need To Know About Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited

Aprifood agricultural industry limited was found in the year 1995 with the sole objective to produce high-quality apricots for the masses. It was founded by Mr. Fikret IMIR who is currently the chairman of the company. The brand's whole and sole purpose are to produce very high-grade Malatya Dried Apricots which are already famous for their international quality and standards to the present world market. Aprifood produce Dried Apricots , Sun Dried Apricots , Diced Dried Apricots .

Having decades of experience in hand, the company continues to produce apricots in Malatya in quality-oriented work performed by an experienced team. All the products that are manufactured by Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited come in accordance with TS 485 standards following both US AND EU norms. Furthermore, the company is Kosher , ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 22000 , A grade BRC certificated

Overall Quality Policy Of Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited

In the current competitive scenario, all the customer expectations and demands are continuously deepening and changing. In order to meet all these criteria, Aprifood industry has come with several steps and ideas.

• In the very first place, the company is working hard to meet the end needs of its customers continuously on time.
• The company is following developments and innovations closely and is also trying to keep hygiene conditions under control.
• In order to strengthen its position all the way to the top, the brand is striving to improve its services, products, and the overall effectiveness of the quality management systems.
• The company also undergoes continuous training in order to create a team spirit and improve the personal talents of the employees by also benefitting them in the best effective way.

The Formation, Method, And Processing Of Dried Apricots By Aprifood Agricultural Industry Limited

All our Dried Apricots are produced organically in the Malatya region of Turkey. One of the key features that distinguish their products from their competitors is the wonderful aroma and the sweet taste. All the Apricots of Aprifood industries are usually harvested in the month of July and once done they are further filled in crates and are placed in different treatment chambers in order to get sulfurized.

Then these the harvested apricots are exposed to sulfur dioxide fumes helping in further purification from harmful bacterias and insects. Moreover, all the apricots that absorb sulfur fumes have a nice appearance in yellow and light orange color.

After conducting all these processes the apricots then undergoes natural resting under the sun for approximately three to four days. Once done, the seeds of these apricots are manually extracted by the factory employees. Then these dried apricots are further ready to be processed and to be marketed by the villagers.

All the raw products of the company are purchased directly from the farmers and undergo strict quality control and workmanship.

Finally, all the processed apricots are subjected to a final check by the company’s food engineers and are put into durable and robust cardboard boxes that are suitable for transportation. Being one of the largest Dried Apricots Exporters in the country Aprifood maintains strict hygiene protocols and the products are packed in polystyrene packages covered with film stretch. In case, you want to know more about any of their products or offerings don’t forget to have a glance at their web site

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Animal Wellness Action Applauds Bryan County Sheriff for Raiding Major Cockfighting Pit in Texoma Region

Cockfighting Match

Dozens of major cockfighting kingpins continue to operate in the Sooner State.

There’s nothing good about strapping knives or curved ice picks to the legs of animals, putting them in a pit, and watching them carve each other up just for human amusement and illegal gambling.”

— Wayne Pacelle

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oklahoma City — Animal Wellness Action (AWA) applauded Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian and a local tipster for collaborating to put a stop to a major cockfight in Allison that occurred on Saturday night. According to the sheriff’s office, 200 to 300 individuals scattered after deputies found a cockfighting derby in progress. KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas reports one arrest so far, but a continuing investigation by the sheriff’s office.

The site of this raid is not far from the old Texoma Gamefowl Club, which was shuttered after voters approved a ban on cockfighting by ballot initiative in November 2002.

“Sheriff Christian provided a service to the community by stopping a cockfighting operation in progress,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “There’s nothing good about strapping knives or curved ice picks to the legs of animals, putting them in a pit, and watching them carve each other up just for human amusement and illegal gambling.

This incident is the latest evidence of widespread cockfighting and trafficking of fighting animals in the Sooner State, despite a state law making it a felony to stage fights between birds or even to train or possess them for fighting. Cockfighting and possession of fighting animals, along with transporting them across state lines, is also a felony under federal law.

In 2020, AWA and the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) announced the results of a major investigation showing a major cockfighting industry openly operating in the state. Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, co-chair of the National Law Enforcement Council of AWA and AW, provided evidence to three U.S. Attorneys in Oklahoma about 21 individuals operating major cockfighting complexes in the state. Included in that cache of information are 13 videos made by a Philippines-based broadcaster featuring Oklahoma-based cockfighters who marketed their birds to other cockfighters in the broadcasts.

Thus far, federal authorities have not announced any action against the alleged perpetrators.

AWA and AWF revealed that Oklahoma is home to some of the biggest traffickers of fighting animals in the United States. Nine Oklahoma cockfighters shipped 3356 animals to Guam for fighting purposes over a recent three-year period, according to an investigation conducted by the organizations. Through public records requests to the Guam Department of Agriculture, AWF and AWA obtained nearly 2,500 pages of avian shipping records dated November 2016 to September 2019, with more than 500 shipments. Oklahoman cockfighters accounted for more than a third of all birds illegally shipped to Guam.

AWA and AWF are continuing their investigations. Mr., Pacelle reminds Oklahoma citizens that Animal Wellness Action provides a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of any individual for involvement in illegal cockfighting activities.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all. Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies, and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies, and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Folk Rockers Turn Farmers

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA.

Claire's experience in her store Bennett's Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

Claire’s experience in her store Bennett’s Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

Folk rock duo turns their creative energies to growing food for a family of four during pandemic and is documenting it on YouTube.

I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine and it was fun to be creating together.”

— Don McCollister

ROSWELL, GA, USA, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Folk rock duo The Ormewoods, Don McCollister and Claire Pearson, kicked off the 2020 music festival season last March by headlining a show in Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. Little did they know when they left the stage, that their first gig of the year would also be their last for more than a year. And they definitely could not have predicted that in one year's time, they would be documenting on YouTube their attempt to grow food for a family of 4.

Claire owns two market delis in downtown Atlanta and began to experience first hand food shortages and supply chain issues. "There were a few months in the beginning of the pandemic where it was really scary. My business partner and I were able to order toilet paper when no one else could get it so we started sending a free roll with every delivery order" says Pearson. "It made Don and me think about the possibility of food shortages both personally and for the store which led to the idea of growing our own."

The Ormewoods had recently moved to the Atlanta suburbs and were sitting on almost an acre of land – a huge difference from their former city lot in Southeast Atlanta where they had grown vegetables for fun in a small bed and containers. Don, a two time Grammy winning audio engineer and music producer, also happens to be a woodworker, and he got to work building raised beds and designing an irrigation system.

"Until I met Claire, I killed anything and everything I ever tried to grow. I was hopeful Claire could carry us but soon after we got two beds full of tomatoes, she confused our homemade sanitizer bottle for our organic fertilizer and sprayed bleach on every plant killing everything. We call it the bleach massacre. So it's safe to say, I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine," says McCollister. "And it was fun."

Despite the slow start, they got a bumper crop of cucumbers and started making pickles. "We had to learn how to can because we could not possibly eat all those cucumbers. We decided that we probably had enough to last us a year – which we did. We are still eating last summer's pickles," says Pearson.

The couple originally thought they would eat what they grew as they harvested it but their little garden outperformed their wildest expectations. Not wanting the food to go to waste, they challenged themselves to preserve it with the hope that they might be able to have fresh veggies for a whole year. Their stock is running low but in addition to pickles they still have some homemade tomato sauce, oregano, rosemary oil, jalapenos and pickled beets just in time to be replaced by this year's growing season crops. With these successes also came failures. All of their cantaloupe were eaten by pests, the corn never got full size, carrots were woody and blueberries were all eaten by birds.

The pair was learning a lot watching YouTube videos. When 2021 came around, and gigs were still not looking possible, they decided that documenting their journey to grow food for a year, the second time, was a way to stay connected to their fan base and work together creatively. They also realized that there aren't a lot of people on YouTube like them doing this and maybe there was a need for this content.

"We have so many favorite channels but none of them are really like us. The people we watch are farmers, homesteaders and home schoolers with big families. A lot of them have grown up living on the land or had the dream to. That's not our story. We grew up in the suburbs, me in Dunwoody and Claire outside of Jacksonville, FL, with zero gardening experience. In fact, when we moved up here, Claire did NOT want a yard because of the upkeep," says McCollister. "So for us to show our learning journey, our successes and failures in an urban setting starting from scratch, might really inspire other people like us who want to do this on a smaller scale than what you currently see but don't know how. "

The pair is posting a garden tour every Sunday and a behind the scenes video every Thursday on their YouTube channel – The Ormewoods. Subscribe to keep up with them and follow along. Also, you can find them on their favorite social media platform Instagram @ormewoods.

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UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the UNFSS underscores the role of LATAM and the Caribbean at the global event

Agnes Kalibata, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit; and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.

Invited by IICA Director General, Agnes Kalibata—former Minister of Agriculture of Rwanda, now leading the UNFSS —spoke with media editors from 10 countries.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Agnes Kalibata, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, held a joint video conference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), speaking with more than 15 journalists from Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Spain. She discussed the significance of the global event that is seeking to lay the groundwork for positive changes in food production and consumption.

Kalibata emphasized that the Summit, which will take place at the end of September, is aiming to ensure the provision of safe and nutritious food for all; a shift towards sustainable consumption patterns; improved nature-positive production; the advancement of equitable livelihoods and distribution of value; and the building of resilience to climate vulnerabilities.

She therefore urged journalists to widely disseminate these messages to ensure that all people in the world are clear about what is at stake.

“It all comes together in one plate, in which we are trying to make sure that the food we eat is healthy for our bodies, is healthy for the planet, and advances the well-being of mankind. I invite you to join me in encouraging people to look at what is at stake. Food systems definitely contribute to our food and health, but they are also becoming a challenge from the economic and climate change perspective”, pointed out Kalibata.

The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy stressed that, “We cannot pretend that these things are not happening or turn a blind eye and look away, assuming that these challenges do not exist. We cannot say there are no people that are living in hunger, when we have so much food that is being produced; and Covid-19 has escalated these problems, making the situation more complicated than before”.

Kalibata explained that the 2021 Food Systems Summit is not trying to “negotiate anything beyond the millennium goals”, but it is calling on science to analyze matters that are coming forward as possible solutions and engaging in dialogue at the local level in more than 100 countries prior to the crucial event, given that food systems cannot be globalized. They have country-specific differences and contexts, and it is at the national level where many of the requisite solutions for their transformation should arise.

“I am a faithful believer in science”, she said, “and in how policy can change society; they are closely related. Policies that are science-based and agile, can be scaled up to assist millions of people; and technological advancements can solve problems”, she specified.

During the conference, which also included the participation of decorated scientist, Ohio State University Professor and 2020 World Food Prize laureate, Rattan Lal, the Special Envoy stressed that trade barriers that are not based on science or environmental concerns affect food security. Thus, the Summit’s role is also to “explain what we are doing, the health of people, access to food and the well-being of the planet; and to create an understanding on different levels that our actions in one part of the world affect another. And it’s the same thing with climate change”.

During the discussion, the IICA Director General underscored the opportunity that the 2021 Food Systems Summit represents for the Americas – a forum where its voice must be heard, given its pivotal role in global food security. As the major global food exporting region, it accounts for 13.8% of global food trade.

IICA is a member of the Summit Champions Network, one of the four main support structures of the global meeting.

Otero agreed with Kalibata on the importance of science to policy- and decision-making. He also emphasized the importance of allowing farmers a central role in the discussions, given that family farming represent the vast majority of total agricultural production units (approximately 75%) in the Western Hemisphere.

“We require sound public policies to generate private investments and to empower agricultural producers; that is key. We need to ensure that they can be extremely profitable, which is the only way that families can exist in rural areas, without degrading the soil, while adopting good practices and producing healthy and high-quality food for consumers. As such, we at IICA maintain that farmers should be our first concern; they are critical. We also agree that public policies should be grounded in science and in the notion that family farming is part of the solution and not the problem”, he added.

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